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Justin Jones, Co-owner of Jones Brothers Farms Justin Jones, Co-owner of Jones Brothers Farms
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

After years of debate and extensions, a new farm bill is now awaiting the President's signature.    

The Senate passed a compromise bill this week. It's a relief for farmers who say they need to get familiar with the bill so they can properly budget before planting season.     

The bill cuts spending on farm programs and does away with guaranteed prices for many crops... But it does include an insurance program for farmers if they lose money because of major price drops.  

"This bill is going to be involved on you particular acres: dry land, irrigation, coverage that fits your operation the best. You know we have to get down and crunch some numbers and see which coverage is going to fit our operation the best," said Justin Jones, Co-owner of Jones Brothers Farms.       

Justin Jones is optimistic about this year after dealing with unusually wet conditions last year.

 

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