AG POLICY NEWS
Wed Dec 11, 2013 08:29 AM CST

(Dow Jones) -- Agriculture groups are pushing to undo provisions in a U.S. farm bill that would curb subsidies to people who don't necessarily have day-to-day involvement in farming.

Most of the focus in the months long negotiations has been on how much to reduce the current $83 billion yearly cost of food-stamp programs in an overall $500 billion measure for farm and nutrition programs. But intense lobbying by agricultural interests over who should qualify for safety-net payments is also complicating the task of meshing the House and Senate versions to complete a new five-year farm bill, according to people ...

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