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Farmers Union Pleased Nutrition Back In The Farm Bill

 

The US House has passed a rule putting nutrition and the SNAP program back into the farm bill and that should help lawmakers get it moved forward and passed. South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke sees that as one of the more positive developments lately regarding farm policy.

Sombke says without those ties it’s almost impossible to get a farm bill passed. He says the government shutdown creates more uncertainty and confusion for farmers and will hamper their ability to get federally backed loans.

He says he’s completely disgusted at the leadership in Washington D.C. at any level to let this government shut down happen without any compromises for the nation’s best interest.

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Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley wants the U.S. Justice Department’s Anti Trust Division to review the proposed acquisition by JBS of Cargill Pork.