Posted: Tuesday, 20 November 2012 11:30AM
Congress is back in session and among the major pieces of legislation still not done is the approval of a new Farm Bill.
Chuck Hassebrook, with the Center for Rural Affairs, says it's essential that the bill is passed because it maintains funding for programs important for rural Minnesota. Hassebrook says he understands there needs to be some belt-tightening and the best option would be to put a cap on the premium subsidies for crop insurance that large farms receive.
Many of the the farm programs are now in limbo, because the 2008 Farm Bill expired at the end of September.