Farm Bill to Help Tobacco Growers
It appears the farm bill that survives the debate and vote in Congress will include money for tobacco growers.
As Republicans and Democrats debated over the farm bill in Washington, farmers wanted to know where their help was going to come from. There was no money for tobacco farmers. Senator John Edwards says he was able to help convince Democrats to put in 328-Million dollars for those farmers. He says he told Democratic leaders he wouldn't support their bill without it. Edwards says the Democratic version now contains it. He says the Republicans followed suit in their bill. Senator Edwards says whichever version makes it through will contain the money. He says the money will go to the phase two fund set up to help just the growers and quota holders.