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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Jun 17, 2013 07:21 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) --- While Obama administration officials want a farm bill passed, the White House made it clear late Monday that the president would veto the House version of the legislation --- the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013.

The White House statement of policy on the House version of the farm bill stated the administration strongly opposes cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and would rather see cuts to crop insurance programs. "The Administration believes that Congress should achieve significant budgetary savings to help reduce the deficit without creating hardship for vulnerable families – for example, by ...

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