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Sen. Durbin on Farm Bill Markup

Ag Policy Soup, the FarmPolicy.com podcast has been updated.

Earlier this week, Illinois Senator Richard Durbin (D) joined Todd Gleason of the University of Illinois Extension Service to discuss the markup proposal of the 2007 Farm Bill that passed the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday.

In particular, Sen. Durbin focused on issues regarding an amendment offered during the Committee debate by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) which altered the Average Crop Revenue (ACR) program. Sen. Durbin indicated that, “I go into this debate believing that my good friend Senator Roberts has taken a roller brush to a Rembrandt. We had a pretty good piece of legislation and the crop insurance industry didn’t like it and made some changes in it.”

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Keith Good