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Podcast: A Growing Controversy

Roll Call Decoder, Episode 13

Farmland is watered by a large irrigation sprinkler in the desert near Palmdale, California, in May. President Donald Trump wants changes to make it easier for seasonal migrant farm workers to enter the country. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Farmland is watered by a large irrigation sprinkler in the desert near Palmdale, California, in May. President Donald Trump wants changes to make it easier for seasonal migrant farm workers to enter the country. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

For decades, passing a farm bill was about building a bipartisan coalition of urban Democrats (focused on food stamp benefits) and rural Republicans (focused on agriculture subsidies.) CQ reporter Ellyn Ferguson explains how that formula is breaking down, how it may yet be revived and why every voter has a stake in the debate.

 

Show Notes

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