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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Fri Jan 25, 2013 01:59 PM CST

Three U.S. senators on Friday announced another attempt to get agricultural disaster assistance to producers for 2012 and 2013 facing losses in livestock and specialty crops.

One of the more questionable decisions in the nine-month extension approved by Congress was failure to extend disaster programs that had expired while protecting the $5 billion direct payment program for grain farmers. Thus, there is no disaster aid program right now for livestock producers who have suffered through multiple years of drought in some areas.

Sens. Max Baucus, D-Mont., Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Ag Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., introduced legislation seeking to ...

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