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Senate Ag Committee hears farmers’ farm bill goals

Total of 17 witnesses testify on what worked and didn’t work in last farm bill as Congress prepares for new bill in 2018.

In what was the Senate Agriculture Committee’s largest farm bill hearing of the 115th Congress, the committee heard Tuesday from agricultural producers, general farm organizations, crop insurance professionals as well as agriculture lenders on what is working and what needs to be changed in the upcoming farm bill reauthorization.

“This year, I’ve met with agriculture producers from across the country,” committee chairman Sen. Pat Roberts (R., Kan.) said. &ldquo

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