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Neugebauer pushing for 5-year farm bill

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Congressman Randy Neugebauer says he is still working to get congress to try and pass a 5-year farm bill.

Last month party leaders on the House and Senate Agriculture Committees agreed to a 1-year extension of the expired farm bill.

The extension helped stabilize milk prices and also assisted farmers with crop subsidies.

However, Neugebauer says he is encouraging the agriculture committee to come to an agreement.

"Agriculture is big business here in the South Plains, and they need a more - a longer term - farm bill - a five year farm bill. So that will certainly be one of the things," Neugebauer said.

Neugebauer said the committee is still in the planning process.

He expects the Department of Agriculture to send out information on sign-up dates for the extended policy soon.

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