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Congressman Scott discusses Farm Bill

TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

United States Representative Austin Scott of Tifton says House leaders are working to get to a new five year farm bill that could boost the economy and provide more jobs in the agriculture industry.

House Republican leaders are working to cut out fraud and abuse in food stamp benefits by proposing that those benefits be time limited for those who can work, but aren't working.

They've also proposed to give farmers a choice between a revenue protection mechanism and a price protection mechanism allowing farmers to choose the crop insurance that best protects their main crop.

"Our goal with the insurance program is to make sure that good farmers get through tough years, nobody is going to be guaranteed a profit with the crop insurance program that we put forward and again we want to make sure that good farmers have the protections they need to get through those tough years."

 Scott says he hopes an agreement on the farm bill will be reached before Christmas.

 

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