AG POLICY NEWS
Lucas Rejects Farm Bill Extension Talk
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Mon Sep 9, 2013 11:18 AM CDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (DTN) -- House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas said Sunday that he will run for re-election in 2014, and that if the farm bill does not pass during this Congress, he will ask the House Republican Steering Committee for a waiver from rules so that he can continue as Agriculture Committee chairman in the next Congress.

In an exclusive interview with DTN on Sunday in his home state, Lucas said that he considers the talk in Washington about a two-year extension of the farm bill to be an attempt to slow down consideration of the farm bill so ...

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