AG POLICY NEWS
Farm Bill Talks Begin
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Oct 30, 2013 04:58 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- After more than two years of fits and starts, Congress finally started conference talks on the farm bill Wednesday.

The formal opening of talks amounted to statements from the 41 members around the table on Capitol Hill with terms such as "common ground" being used frequently.

Yet, other divisions arose Wednesday in areas such as target prices, conservation compliance, country-of-origin labeling and a provision in the House bill that would limit states' ability to regulate agricultural products.

The two chambers are trying to resolve differences in a Senate farm bill that scores out at $955 billion over ...

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