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State Legislature will be back for a limited session next week in Springfield. Mark Gebhards, IFB Exec Dir of Govt Affairs and Commodities says the top Farm Bureau priority in Springfield is the budget, but there are other items that will hopefully be addressed in the spring The new congress is starting work in Washington this week, while the session.

Meanwhile, in Washington Gebhards says tax and regulatory reform are at the top of the FB priority list, but trade issues also bear watching.

Mark Gebhards. Talks are expected early this year on a 2018 Farm Bill. Gebhards expects next week’s American Farm Bureau annual meeting in Phoenix to set Farm Bureau policy on what a new farm bill should look like.

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