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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Oct 22, 2013 05:34 PM CDT

A pair of Midwest senators are making sure their concerns are heard on the farm bill as House and Senate Agriculture Committees prepare for formal conference talks even though both senators will be on the outside looking in when it comes to the negotiations.

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., met Tuesday with members of various Minnesota farm organizations ranging from commodity groups, dairy producers and general farm groups. He also held a press call shortly after the meeting ended.

"They need the certainty," Franken said of farmers.

Congress, perhaps, also needs legislation that both parties can support. After a 16-day federal ...

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