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Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Jun 11, 2013 09:12 AM CDT

In responding to the Senate's 66-27 final passage of a five-year farm bill Monday night, a number of agriculture, conservation and renewable fuels industry groups lauded a variety of provisions in the legislation, calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to pass similar legislation.

Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said in a statement Monday that the Senate bill was a step in the right direction because it keeps provisions that focus on farm payments for small- and medium-sized farmers and closes loopholes that allow non-farmers to benefit from farm programs.

"Having responsible payment limits on the commodity program is crucial to ...

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