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Roby Brock Talks the Farm Bill

Late last week, the House of Representatives shot down a farm bill. Three of Arkansas' four representatives voted for the bill, but one did not.
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Late last week, the House of Representatives shot down a farm bill. Three of Arkansas' four representatives voted for the bill, but one did not.

In Arkansas this is a $8 billion industry; roughly 25% of the state's total economy. According to Roby Brock of Talk Business defeat of the bill will complicate farming policy, including conservation programs, crop insurance, marketing loans for commodities, and target prices for crops.

Farmers say this uncertainty could really make their jobs more difficult.
He says one of the big hang-ups for the farm bill's defeat didn't have much to do with farming.  It had to do with food stamps.  That's because the Farm Bill is 20% about farming and roughly 80% about involves other items such as nutrition programs and food stamps.
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