Farmers talk politics at Tool Shed Meeting

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CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — Farmers took a break from the fields Tuesday.

They gathered to talk politics at their annual Tool Shed Meeting. One of the most important issues on the docket is the farm bill.

The federal bill is redone every five years. Farmers say it’s the most important legislation for agriculture.

One of the most important things in the bill is crop insurance. It helps farmers out if they don’t have good yields. But, farmers say crop insurance is important for consumers too.

Farmers buy insurance from private companies, but this bill outlines how those private companies operate.

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