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How the trillion-dollar farm bill will affect agriculture in California

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The new farm bill includes provisions to help livestock producers hit by natural disasters and extreme weather. Here, cattle stay warm in a barn in Illinois during this month's cold weather. Seth Perlman/AP

The five-year, trillion-dollar federal farm bill could head for a vote in the House as early as tomorrow. After two years of political wrangling over food stamps and crop subsidies, politicians are hopeful the current iteration of the bill will pass.

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Michael Doyle, the Washington correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers, joins the show to fill us in on the latest. Then, Dennis Nuxoll of the Western Growers Association, explains how the bill will affect farmers here in California. 

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