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Santa Rosa Farmer Worried about New Farm Bill Protection

2 years 7 months 4 days ago Monday, December 24 2018 Dec 24, 2018 December 24, 2018 2:31 PM December 24, 2018 in News - 5 On Your Side

SANTA ROSA – A local farmer wants to know if the newly signed farm bill will protect him.

Santa Rosa farmer, George Rodriguez says most of his crops were destroyed by drought flooding this year.

"We want this year to turn out on a good blessing and maybe the next one, 2019, we'll have a better year," he says.

He says he is using government and private insurance for financial stability.

Rodriguez says he wants to know if the federal government will protect his farm in the next years.

KRGV’s Frank McCaffrey reached out to the US Department of Agriculture about the matter.

The agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue says the 2018 farm bill signed into law last week bolsters farm safety net programs, protects crop insurance, and maintains strong rural development and research initiatives.

Rodriguez says he is happy with the new farm bill.

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