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Local Farmers on Farm Bill Agreement

   Congress is now considering a Farm Bill compromise that would change the way government crop insurance is paid to farmers.
   It would also cut nearly $8 billion dollars from the food stamp program over the next ten years and renew hundreds of farm and nutrition programs in the United States.
   If passed, it will last five years.
   Local farmers say they're happy to have a plan that would last more than just one season.
   "It just left a lot of uncertainty on the table, and its really nice they're doing something this time of year before the planting begins so you really have an idea what you're looking at and you can really make long term plans for your own crops," said Johnson County farmer Steve Swenka.
   Lawmakers still need to vote on the plan.
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