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Extended Farm Bill Pumps Billions Into Nebraska Farming

Nebraska farmers feel more at peace after the U.S. House of Representatives extended the Farm Bill to 2024. Out of the 428-billion dollar package, more than 75-percent will go towards food assistance programs, nine-percent will cover crop insurance, seven-percent will cover commodities and another seven-percent will cover conservation. Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation President Mark McHargue said producers appreciate the extension but are encouraging Congress to pass a five-year Farm Bill "to provide the needed support for farm and ranch families."