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First Coast farm owner pleased House passes farm bill
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First Coast farm owner pleased House passes farm bill

First Coast farm owner pleased House passes farm bill

First Coast farm owner pleased House passes farm bill

The U.S. House has approved a deal on an almost 100 billion dollar a year Farm Bill and a local farm owner is delighted about it.

Danny Johns is the owner of Blue Sky Farms. He specializes in growing potatoes. He's been waiting for the farm bill legislation to move through the Congress.

"It will provide funding for research on new crops and new techniques for growing."

Johns tells us he hopes the bill will also be passed by the Senate. He says it was frustrating it took lawmakers so long to finally agree on a bill. He blames it on the ongoing debate about food stamps.

"The Food Stamp program is the biggest part of the farm bill. So it's been disappointing its taken this long to get the farm bill passed."

It took over two years of negotiations. This farm bill plan makes a one percent reduction in Food Stamps and limited reductions in farm subsidies.

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