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Rep. Gardner coming to Greeley to talk Farm Bill on Monday

Staff reports

U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., will be in Greeley on Monday to discuss the 2012 U.S. Farm Bill.

The presentation – which will include an update from Gardner on Farm Bill discussions and also will allow time for public input and questions – will take place from 4-5 p.m. in the Commissioners Hearing Room in the Weld County Administrative Building, 1150 O St. in Greeley. The presentation is open to the public.

Gardner and other lawmakers are in the midst of piecing together the 2012 Farm Bill. Farm bills are the primary agricultural and food policy tool of the federal government. The 2008 Farm Bill – a $288 billion, five-year bill that was passed into law on June 18, 2008 – is set to expire Sept. 30.

Cuts to some farm programs are expected as part of the 2012 Farm Bill, as lawmakers continue their attempts at reining in the nation’s debt.