Congressman Mike Rogers optimistic about renewal of farm bill

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Congressman Rogers spoke to News 3 about the Farm Bill early Thursday. 

Time is running out for Congress to renew the bill which expires at the end of September. 

The bill, which would provide financial assistance and insurance for farmers, was voted down in the House earlier this year after lawmakers couldn’t.

agree on a work rule requirement attached to the bill for people receiving SNAP benefits. 

Congressman Rogers is optimistic about the bill’s passage. 

He also spoke to News 3 about the impact the bill could have on Alabamians. 

“For our district, there’s a lot of money in there-land grants-that places like Tuskegee and Auburn will be able to benefit from. One of the things that I’m excited about, there’s a lot of resources in there for the expansion of broadband into rural communities and that’s gonna be a big deal,” Rogers says. 

Congressman Rogers says he believes lawmakers are on track to get the Farm Bil passed by the end of September.

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