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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed May 8, 2013 08:45 PM CDT

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas is opposed to the agreement announced earlier this week by farm, environmental and wildlife groups to link eligibility for crop-insurance premium subsidies to conservation compliance.

Lucas, a Republican from Oklahoma, told DTN off the House floor Wednesday that he has a philosophical problem with various lobby groups "tying strings to how farmers farm" and dictating terms to producers when the farm bill is supposed to be about raising food and fiber.

"My perspective has always been, very sincerely, if a farm bill is about raising food --- and I know 80% of it now ...

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