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Washington Insider - Wednesday
Wed Jan 23, 2013 05:59 AM CST

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

Vilsack, McGovern Lobby Mayors' Conference to Support Passage of the Farm Bill

The U.S. Conference of Mayors held its annual meeting last week, and heard from both Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., that passage of the next farm bill is important to the "tens of millions of people in the United States of America who are hungry." Vilsack said he regarded the farm bill as a food and jobs bill; McGovern, a member of the House Agriculture ...

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