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Oregon Lawmakers Discuss Farm Bill

RBR AgricultureCENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Oregon officials are touting the benefits of the Farm Bill, which passed in the U.S. House earlier this week.

The bill costs 100 billion dollars a year, for the next five years, ending direct payments to farmers and cutting the food stamp program.

Representative Greg Walden and Jackson County Commissioner Doug Breidenthal are holding a news conference on Friday in Central Point to talk about the bill’s potential impact on our region.

They say it provides a safety net for Oregon farmers. Those against the legislation say it won’t impact small farms but instead corporate farms.