CENTRAL 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.