AG POLICY NEWS
House Farm Bill Hits the Floor
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Jun 19, 2013 06:51 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- After failing to get a floor debate last year, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas finally got to deliver a speech Tuesday introducing the farm bill for debate and eventual vote.

Lucas, a Republican from Oklahoma, said the farm bill, officially the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, would cut nearly $40 billion off projected spending over the next decade.

"The FARRM Act is a different farm bill for different times," Lucas said. "There is a reason we put reform in the title. This is the most reform-minded bill in decades. It repeals outdated ...

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