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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:59 AM CDT

The House named conferees Saturday morning after rejecting an effort to reforms in sugar policy.

Backers of current sugar policies on tariffs and imports were able to defeat arguments that would have increased imports. The vote was 191 to 213. Eighty five Republicans and 128 Democrats voted against the resolution.

The House voted 195-204 against instruction proposed by House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., to reinstate 1938 and 1949 permanent law to the farm bill. The House version of the farm bill actually updates to make the new commodity program the new "permanent law." Peterson's language also would ...

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