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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:29 AM CDT

Agricultural groups that weighed in offered their resounding support for the House passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act by the House of Representatives on Wednesday. The bill garnered a 417-3 vote that should lead to conference talks with the Senate soon.

Thus, for farmer priorities, the waterway and ports infrastructure bill will likely be in conference talks at effectively the same time as farm-bill conference talks that already are set to start next week.

The American Farm Bureau Federation stated the group was "extremely pleased" with passage of the bill.

“Having an efficient and reliable inland waterway ...

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