AG POLICY NEWS
Target Prices Remain Divisive
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue May 28, 2013 03:47 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- A senior senator on the Agriculture Committee said he would like to see the farm bill get to the president's desk before the congressional break in August, but not before lawmakers further debate the need for target prices.

The battle over target prices remains a sticking point in commodity programs as Midwest senators now try to extract them from the farm bill, even though the House version of the farm bill also includes a comparable target-price proposal.

"Our concern is target price programs are ill-suited for America's farm economy," Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, told reporters in a ...

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