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KOTA - Smith Says New Farm Bill Needed

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Lawmakers are slowly, but surely, making progress on a new five-year Farm Bill on Capitol Hill.

Congressman Adrian Smith was back in Nebraska's 3rd District this week, and he says getting a new Farm Bill deal reached remains a big priority for him.

The Republican says that members of the House need to get this done... and for more than just one year at a time.

"We need a 5 year Farm Bill in place so that producers kind of know what to expect," explains Smith. "Many parts of the Farm Bill, at least the parts that consume a lot of debate- because prices have been good- these parts of the farm bill have not engaged."

Smith says the most expensive part of the farm bill is the nutritional title (food stamps) which amounts to roughly 80 percent of its spending.

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