Both as consumers who buy health insurance for themselves and their families, and as small-business owners who must manage employee benefits, farmers believe the health care bill recently passed by Congress could have serious consequences for rural health care and small employers, according to the leader of California's largest farm organization.

"Family farmers understand firsthand the need to improve the health care system, but the bill Congress passed will be a huge undertaking both for our nation and for individuals," California Farm Bureau Federation President Paul Wenger says.

He notes that many farmers struggle to find affordable health care coverage as they struggle to keep their small businesses afloat during the recession.

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