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CINCINNATI -- Despite its name, the Farm Bill isn’t just for farmers.

It’s a broad piece of legislation that affects everything from the price of milk and beef to federal nutrition programs for the nation’s poor families and senior citizens.

If a Farm Bill isn’t passed by early 2014, policy watchers warn, everyone will be impacted in some way.

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, a member of the committee working on a compromise plan, said he’s “very optimistic” that the House and Senate will agree on a Farm Bill soon.

Brown spoke with WCPO’s Brendan Keefe Thursday about the issue.

Watch the full interview in the video player above.

To read more about the Farm Bill, CLICK HERE

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