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Tight budgets will challenge new farm bill

Tight budgets will challenge new farm bill

Lawmakers from Iowa and other farm states will face stiff challenges from tight federal budgets, environmental activist groups and the growing clout of urban lawmakers as they try to craft a new safety net program to replace the 2014 farm bill, according to Jonathan Coppess of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Cham­p­­aign.

"Just like the last one, it’s going to be a massive political challenge to get a new farm bill done and done on time," Coppess said last week at...




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