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President Obama wants to cut 33-billion dollars from the farm safety net program.  That means some Ag subsidies, payments, and programs will be eliminated, but Brad Grotefendt [[grow-da-fent]] with the Madison County Farm Service Agency says it's too soon to tell how the cuts will actually impact Illinois.  

[audio:rddBradFSA1.mp3]A Word From Grotefendt[/audio]

Grotefendt says lawmakers are just now starting to write a new farm bill ,which will replace the one that expires next year.  He says rewriting that bill isn't an easy job and making changes in one region may have a negative impact in another.  Grotefendt says whatever happens, he hopes the new bill will provide a safety net for disasters and keep food costs down for farmers in the entire nation.

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