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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Fri Oct 25, 2013 01:25 PM CDT

Let's talk about some mind-numbing numbers on the farm bill.

That said, there are two great sources for numbers and reports, the Congressional Budget Office and the Congressional Research Service

It's always an odd thing with Congressional Budget Office numbers. One, the CBO scores the costs of all legislation on a 10-year projection. Of course, the farm bill is a five-year piece of legislation, though sometimes it is six years or seven years until a new one is enacted. Sometimes, the CBO score is a guessing game because the report may only show how a piece of legislation increases or ...

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