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One year later: The 5-year farm bill

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

One year ago the 5-year Farm Bill was signed.

Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden said it's not perfect but it will help farmers.

Harden is a Camilla native and calls herself a farm girl.

At the Georgia Farmers Convention Deputy Secretary Harden spoke about proposals for the 2501 Grant. $9 billion will be available for socially disadvantaged education training for new farmers.

Harden also spoke about the future of agriculture.

"There are a lot of things we need to think about. The average age of a farmer is 58 so we have to think about our bench attracting different folks into agriculture," said Harden. "They may look a little different, they may come from different walks of life, [but] we've got to make sure there's a pathway"

MORE: A closer look at the farm bill

She says she is proud to represent her fellow farmers in Washington D.C.

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