Business Beat
4:55 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Crop insurance subsidies are winning; theater screens 'sensory-friendly' film

Listen to the Business Beat show with host Kristofor Husted.

Crop insurance is a big part of the farm bill debate in Washington this year. The Senate recently passed a bill that would expand the heavily subsidized program. And now the House is zeroing in on the issue. Several amendments to the farm bill pending in the House would curb how much the government provides to cut the cost farmers pay for crop insurance. But, premiums aren’t the only part of the system supported by tax payers. Crop insurance companies also enjoy lots of government largess. Harvest Public Media’s Frank Morris reports.

A small, independently-owned movie theater that serves a wide radius of very rural landscape has decided to do something special for children with Autism and other disabilities. Jennifer Davidson reports from West Plains.

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