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Gov. Urges Congress to Pass Farm Bill

DES MOINES, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- In a letter to Congressional leaders in Washington, D.C., Iowa Governor Terry Branstad urged the leadership to pass a comprehensive farm bill soon.
   Usually an easy task, the bill has come under increased scrutiny from both sides of the aisle.  Many Republicans don't like the spending on programs such as food assistance and Democrats don't like the cuts already proposed to those programs.
   The letter, signed by the Governor, Lt. Governor, Iowa Ag Secretary and Director of the DNR, said "Quick resolution will allow you to seize the opportunity to enact needed farm program reforms, gain real cost savings, improve sustainability of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and provide long-term certainty for farm families and agricultural producers."
   To see the full letter sent to Capitol Hill, click here.
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