Farm Bill takes another step closer to passing

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INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI) – Indiana lawmakers are considering a bill aiming to protect Hoosier farmers. The Farm Bill is one step closer to passing the Indiana Senate.

Some lawmakers believe the bill is needed to protect farmers from animal rights activists and others who attack farmers in court. The measure states, in part, that Indiana’s policy is “to conserve, protect, and encourage the development and improvement of agriculture.”

However, some opponents said it contains language that would unfairly favor farmers in lawsuits.

The Indiana Senate approved the bill in January, and a House committee endorsed it on Thursday.

The full House is expected to take up the measure as early as this week. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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