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Congressman Randy Neugebauer Adding More Risk Management to Farm Bill [AUDIO]

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On Monday’s edition of Lubbock’s First News, Congressman Randy Neugebauer talked with Rex Andrew and Lubbock County Republican Party Chairman Carl Tepper about the latest issues going on in Washington.

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Concerning the Farm Bill, Neugebauer spoke about the Supplemental Coverage Option he introduced. He said that crop insurance had been very limiting in previous farm bills, and that this option will serve and good risk management tool for agriculture producers. The new farm bill is expected to be released by the end of the summer.

“I’ve sat down with farmers and producers across the 19th Congressional district, and from the very beginning the subject of crop insurance kept coming up, and the fact that, in many ways, it was limiting and didn’t really protect all of the risks the farmers were taking.”

Neugebauer also talked about the possibility of Ag production and food stamps being separated. He believes that the two cannot be separated “this round,” since so much of the new farm bill relates to food stamps. He also noted it would be difficult to pass solely Ag-related measures due to the large imbalance of the representation of agriculture.

Neugebauer also spoke about the Wisconsin recall vote for Governor Scott Walker. He said that the decision made by the voter could have not just political, but policy implications as well.

You can listen to Congressman Randy Neugebauer on Mondays at 7:35 during Lubbock’s First News.

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