Farm Bill In Senate | VideoJessica Rose | 6/20/2012
One of the biggest changes would save more than $20 billion over the next 10 years by making cuts on direct payments. Replacing it would be a crop insurance program that would help cover the deductibles farmers have to pay before their insurance kicks in.
"This is probably the worst time to construct a Farm Bill, politically, because of the big deficit nationally and the strong incomes we`ve had on the general for crop farms. So it`s going to be a cut in the subsidies," said NDSU Extension Farm Resource Manager Andy Swenson.
He says even with the cuts, he believes producers will be satisfied with the Farm Bill.