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Ag Secretary Writes Boehner
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Fri Oct 4, 2013 12:59 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack sent a hand-written letter to House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday, asking Boehner to appoint conferees for the farm bill.

In a brief request, Vilsack wrote to Boehner, "I respectfully ask on behalf of all those who will benefit from the passage of a farm bill to appoint a conference committee from the House," Vilsack wrote. "The Senate has made its appointments and discussions could begin immediately on developing a bill that will keep the momentum going in the agricultural economy while addressing the challenge of poverty and population declines in rural America."

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