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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Jul 16, 2013 08:23 AM CDT

I got a call Monday from an older Nebraska farmer asking me why there wasn't more reporting done on the repeal of the permanent farm law. The gentleman explained he had lived through some bad farm policies and he was worried about what it meant if there were no leverage to force lawmakers out of a bad policy decision down the road.

Specifically, the farmer cited "Freedom to Farm" in the 1990s and the 1950s sliding parity farm policy passed in the Eisenhower administration.

Freedom to Farm effectively got me involved in farm policy. I was general-assignment reporter for the ...

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