Congress is one step closer to passing a Farm Bill. Mark Gebhards, with the Illinois Farm Bureau, says the bill is essential for Illinois farmers.
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The bill would provide crop insurance for farmers, conservation programs to conserve natural resources for agriculture, and funds for smaller communities to meet farmers' needs. The hold-up has been over a disagreement on how much money to cut from the SNAP program. That could be an issue when the bill comes up for a vote in the Senate next week.