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They're getting hit hard by all this after all about 66% of the nation is in drought now the house agriculture committee is feeling the pressure to reach a new farm -- And they have to act fast the August recess is just a few days -- plus the current bill ends.
It about two months word is drought assistance is taking center stage but this is really necessary congressman Steve King we're.
Iowa and -- involved in those negotiations congressman thanks for being here tonight.
Well thanks -- for having me on I appreciate it so first I'll tell me you made any headway on the hill where do we stand.
Now as there was -- there were intense negotiations going on.
Around through the principal players during this last series of votes -- took place our half an hour ago.
And -- that unfolded I don't know what the dynamics have brought about his people broke from the huddle and -- to the airport.
But I can tell you that if you pick up even in the news there's discussion about a one year extension.
That came from report from the ranking member of -- committee and there's discussion about some drought relief.
And you know if you look at this we don't know how a broader how deep this -- is going to go I'd like to find relief for the people that are suffering from the severe drought.
But we're gonna a lot more about it in September than we know about it in July that's that's -- we're gonna go to market anyway until after that -- Let me ask you quick question is we've had reporters on the field literally all day today and and you find it farmers have crop insurance.
And that it is subsidized by the -- written by tax -- for just this type of situation.
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