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By Don McManman
For The Sentinel 

New farm bill passes

Bill would maintain county programs

 


The U.S. House last week passed a farm bill that would continue many programs in Klickitat County. [Note: the Senate Tuesday also passed the bill; The Sentinel will have more on that next week.]

But as for the particulars, we’ll all have to wait to see.

“If the president signs the bill, it’s going to have to go through all the attorneys,” said Betty Fahlenkamp, a program technician at Goldendale Farm Service Agency. “Then we’ll know what it really means.”

One program of concern is the Conservation Reserve Program. It allows farmers to withdraw marginal land and reseed it – often with native plants – to safeguard environmentally sensitive land, to improve water quality an...



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