1. Agriculture is important to Missouri, so it’s disappointing to learn that 80 percent of the farm bill is food stamp spending. That should be addressed separately. I will oppose bills that create burdensome regulations or increase costs to taxpayers. But there are important aspects of the farm bill, such as crop insurance, that require a strong familiarity with farm families and their needs.”

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    Sarah Steelman, one of the Republican candidates to challenge Sen. Claire McCaskill (D),  on a half-trillion-dollar farm bill passed by the U.S. Senate on June 21. According to this bill, farm subsidies and land conservation spending will be cut by about $2 billion a year in the course of five years. McCaskill and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) both voted for the bill. 

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