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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu May 9, 2013 08:39 PM CDT

Farm groups that have weighed in on the release of the Senate farm bill largely praised the legislation, though there were concerns expressed by the Senate target-price program, which largely keeps the same target-price levels under the current counter-cyclical program.

The Senate Agriculture Committee will markup the legislation on Tuesday. The House Agriculture Committee's version of the bill is expected to be released Friday. The House aggies mark up their bill on Wednesday.

Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union, said NFU members were pleased that the target-price program was added to the Senate bill. However, Johnson added, "in order ...

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