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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Oct 9, 2013 05:43 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas took time Wednesday to issue a statement praising the American Farm Bureau Federation board of directors for opposing language in the Senate farm bill that ties conservation compliance to crop-insurance premium subsidies.

Lucas, a Republican from Oklahoma, issued the statement late Wednesday afternoon. I reached out to AFBF staff about the board's action but did not get an immediate response. DTN Political Correspondent Jerry Hagstrom reported AFBF's board took the vote last week. Farm Bureau had been part of a coalition of a farm and conservation groups that backed the Senate's ...

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