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With less than a month left to pass the 2012 Farm Bill, commodity groups and farming organizations are banding together to pressure congress that a new farm bill is necessary, and doable. Steve Wellman, Syracuse, Neb. farmer and American Soybean Association president, spoke to attendees of the 2012 Farm Progress Show reminding them that the farm bill affects farm jobs well beyond the farm gate and that agriculture and the farm bill affect global trade.
"Farmers need the certainty provided by a new five-year farm bill," says Wellman.