5 reasons to care about the farm bill even if you aren’t a farmer

This Wisconsin farm isn't the only community in America affected by the farm bill. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)


5 reasons you should care about the farm bill even if you aren't a farmer

The farm bill isn’t just for farmers. Even if you don't know a baler from a brush hog, the legislation being debated by Congress this month will affect you.Since Congress let the five-year agricultural law expire last year, it’s likely to be one of the first big pieces of legislation they take up this year.To be sure, there’s lots in the bill for America’s farmers. President Obama has called for replacing an unpopular program that gives farmers subsidies regardless of …

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