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Baucus Discusses New Farm Bill On Listening Sessions

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Agricultural producers in Fort Benton received a briefing on the upcoming farm bill from U.S. Senator Max Baucus, who held a listening session on Wednesday to discuss the bill. The tight federal budget is forcing lawmakers to take a good look at what is provided in the bill. Senator Baucus says he isn’t ready to concede direct payments to eligible producers. 

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 Baucus hopes to keep crop insurance and disaster assistance plans in the new farm bill.

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The stop in Fort Benton was one of three stops the senator made this week, to hear from producers on what they want included in a new farm bill.

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