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The Farm Bill

Posted Tuesday, February 4, 2014

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The Farm Bill More than a year overdue, Congress is just about done with the 2014 Farm Bill. It cuts $8 billion from food stamp spending, ends the current highly criticized crop subsidy program, replacing it instead with an “enhanced crop insurance program, and creates a price support program for dairy farmers. Ohio is home to about 75,000 farms. The Farm Bill is a big deal here, so let’s talk about it.

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Economy, Government/Politics

Guests

Yvonne Lesicko, Senior Director of Legislative and Regulatory Policy for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
Sparky Weilnau, Owner of Sparky Weilnau Farms in Milan, Ohio and First Vice President of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
Lisa Hamler Fugitt, Executive Director of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks
Cameron Thraen, Associate Professor in The Ohio State University’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics

Additional Information

House Approves Farm Bill, Ending a 2-Year Impasse
Bullet Points: A Look Inside the 2014 Farm Bill

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