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Delayed farm bill could limit ag program funds

IARN — Growing concern over a government shutdown but also over a delay in passing a new farm bill and how that may affect safety programs like crop insurance during a dry year here in Iowa. It appears politics are being played with the annual defense spending bill in the U.S House of Representatives which could cause a government shut-down, putting Ag and other programs at risk. Without a stopgap or House-Senate USDA spending deal and no farm bill by the end of the fiscal year on September 30th, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley said some programs could see funding shortfalls.

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