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Farm Bureau Educating Farmers On Farm Bill Regulations

After Congress passed an extensive Farm Bill this year, the Indiana Farm Bureau is holding information meetings to inform Hoosier farmers on the changes.

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The Indiana Farm Bureau is informing farmers on changes in the new Farm Bill.

The Indiana Farm Bureau is holding a series of informational meetings to help Hoosier farmers understand changes in the more than one thousand-page farm bill passed earlier this year.

National Policy advisor Kyle Cline says the meetings will focus on the agricultural programs rather than the food stamp programs, such as crop insurance and livestock indemnity.

“We had a drought last year, a significant drought and a lot of the forage that is grown for feed for livestock in Indiana was a complete loss,” Cline said. “So this is a way for the farmers to sign up for that program to recover some of those losses that they had to incur due to the severe drought.”

 Though the farm bill represents a legislative accomplishment after nearly six years of deadlock, Cline says the agriculture community is still waiting for the USDA and other government agencies to write specific rules and regulations pertaining to the statutes in the measure.

The meetings are scheduled for March 27 and 28.

Jashin Lin

Jashin Lin is a reporter/videographer for WFIU and WTIU news. She has previously worked as a videographer/web producer for MO.gov and as a reporter/videographer for the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She studied multimedia journalism and information technology at the University of Missouri-Columbia. You can follow her on Twitter @jashinlin.

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