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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Sun Mar 3, 2013 05:52 PM CST

As if the odds of getting a farm bill done weren't higher enough, the odds got $8-$10 billion higher Friday with the cost estimate released by the Congressional Budget Office.

CBO budget forecasters scaled back potential savings in commodity and nutrition provisions proposed last year by the House and Senate Agriculture Committees.

New annual farm bill estimates came out Friday. The budget office report shows the House and Senate Agriculture Committees will have to cut $8.5 billion to $10 billion more, respectively, from mandatory USDA programs to achieve the same levels of savings their farm bills had been projected to ...

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