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Peanut producers hopeful 2018 Farm Bill will pass in Congress

Don Koehler, Executive Director, Georgia Peanut Commission (Source: WALB) Don Koehler, Executive Director, Georgia Peanut Commission (Source: WALB)
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

Peanut producers are concerned if the 2018 Farm Bill will keep their financial safety net.

The people growing the peanuts for your peanut butter, without that financial help, could be at risk to continue farming.

Georgia Peanut Commission Executive Director Don Koehler said  the 2018 Farm Bill just made it to Washington, D.C. 

Congress is negotiating how to provide a financial safety net for farmers in case peanut prices go down.

The 2014 Farm Bill provides loans for crops from 2014 to 2018.

"We think this program has worked. And so we hope they'll keep the structure of this program and keep it the way it is," Don Koehler, Executive Director of Georgia Peanut Commission, said.

The House of Representatives listened to the bill already, but the senate hearing will begin later this year. 

Koehler says the Chairman of the House of Agriculture committee wants to get this bill done on time. 

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