The new farm bill is a plus for Kansas

Opinion

December 18, 2018 - 9:52 AM

Recent agreement on a new farm bill was encouraging at a time of troubling uncertainty for the nation’s producers.

After much legislative wrangling, Congress passed a five-year, $867 billion farm bill with bipartisan support, and sent it to President Trump to sign.

The bill, which provides for billions of dollars in farm subsidies and extension of crop insurance programs, promises some financial certainty to farmers hard hit by the U.S. trade war with China and other setbacks in the agriculture industry.

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