With representation for rural America dwindling in Congress, one elected official predicts that future farm bills will have an even more difficult time passing. Congressman Dave Loebsack says he wants the next farm bill passed to last five years, because he’s afraid this may be the last time they’re able to bring together urban and rural legislators. The farm bill is mostly made up of the supplemental nutrition program, but around twenty percent of it consists of crop insurance, as well as conservation and commodity programs. Loebsack says rural America has less and less representation as time goes on.
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