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House passing farm bill provides certainty for Ohio farmers
The bill maintains government-subsidized crop insurance
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Crop insurance offers financial support to farmers who experience a verifiable loss.
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Corn and wheat growers in Ohio are more confident now that the farm bill has passed the House.

The bill shifts some money from direct payments to government-subsidized crop insurance, which offers financial support to farmers who experience a verifiable loss. Brent Hostetler is the president of the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association. He says the bill helps increase the level of certainty for farmers.

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“I’m glad that we have it. [The bill] starts to provide some certainty for us planning our businesses in a business that has plenty of uncertainty with it with the weather and market style. It’s good to have something we can make our plans with.”

Hostetler says he’s optimistic the Senate will pass the bill.
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