Where were you when you heard about the farm bill?

Earlier this week, I asked a regional farm group leader about House passage of the farm bill. His answer: “It’s good news, of course, but I ¬†wish it hadn’t taken so doggone long.” Most area agriculturalists share that sentiment, though many would use coarser language. To be sure, House passage is a pretty big deal in ag circles.

Some events are so big, so momentous, that people remember for years afterward where they were when they heard the news. The Challenger explosion, the death of Elvis, the assassination of JFK — a lot of folks say they still remember where they first heard the news.

I still remember where I was when I heard that the last farm bill was approved. My location when I learned of the House passage of the new farm bill this week probably will stick in my memory, too.

How about you? Does this week’s event rate an “I-remember-where-I-was” memory?

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