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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed May 15, 2013 11:50 PM CDT

Members of the House Agriculture Committee voted late Wednesday to advance a farm bill that would cut projected spending for farm programs and nutrition cuts by a projected $39.7 billion over 10 years.

The bill was supported by a vote of 36-10 to bring the bill to the floor. Opposition broke down to eight Democrats and two Republicans.

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., expressed confidence in the bill, given bi-partisan support coming out of the committee. He said he expects the legislation would see a floor debate in June.

"I like to think we have well-balanced bill and ...

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