MINNESOTA NEWS ROUNDUP: Senate Farm Bill Vote imminent
WASHINGTON -- The final vote on a new five-year Farm Bill could come as soon as today (Mon) in the U-S Senate. Belgrade farmer John Mages with the Minnesota Corn Growers Association says one of their major goals was to protect crop insurance. He says crop insurance is an important safety net when things go bad. The bill ends direct payments to farmers -- something Senator Al Franken says he didn't hear any real objection to. There are also renewable energy incentives which Franken authored.