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MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

Southwest Georgia farmers are hurting financially from the government's inability to issue a new farm bill.

The current one expired and the one they have been working on for the past three years still isn't complete. Louie Perry, a farmer from Moultrie says that farmers are trying to work on an extension of the old bill but without funding that it's impossible to do so. Perry says farmers have been hurt from the lack of funding that they would typically receive.

"Direct payment, conservation payments and things like that farmers had planned in their budget those are not coming now so, you got to have that money from somewhere," Perry said. "Everybody is moving on hoping somebody will come to their senses in Washington."

Perry also says that immigration labor is also a topic of major concern for farmers throughout the area.

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