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Senate Health Bill Would Allow Insurers to Reduce Benefits, Which Farmers See as OK

Farmers aren’t certain if they would fare better under the health care bill in the U.S. Senate, but they are looking for relief from a steady rise in premiums and wider spread of deductibles they’ve seen over the past several years.

 

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U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, held a hearing, titled, “Commodities, Credit, and Crop Insurance: Perspectives on Risk Management Tools and Trends for the 2018 Farm Bill.”   Read more

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Trump’s New EPA Head Woos Skeptical Staff with a New Mission

President Donald Trump’s newly installed environmental chief Scott Pruitt laid out his vision for reshaping the way the federal government safeguards air and water, as he tried to convince skeptical federal employees that a refashioned agency can remain effective. Pruitt addressed the Environmental Protection Agency’s workforce—including hundreds who had actively battled[…]

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