AG POLICY NEWS
Farm Bill Talks Moving Ahead
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Fri Nov 15, 2013 09:24 AM CST

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Conference talks on the farm bill appear to concede to the need to stick with a target-price program comparable to the House version of legislation.

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., who also chairs the conference, said in an interview with an Oklahoma radio station that the farm-bill negotiators are making progress on commodity programs, but still arguing over dairy issues. Regarding the safety net for grain farmers, Lucas said Senate conferees have "finally come around to the fact that you have to have a safety net that works not just for the Midwest, but for ...

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