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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Jul 1, 2013 06:05 PM CDT

Rep. Tom Latham, a Republican whose western Iowa district was reshaped due to redistricting, has been a member of Congress from the state since being elected in 1994. In his 19 years and two redistricting cycles, Latham has represented roughly two thirds of the state.

Latham and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey are touring southwest Iowa this week, which gave me a chance to ask Latham what he has been hearing on the farm bill and what direction the debate will go when Congress returns from break next week.

"We're getting input. Everybody wants to get it done, like ...

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