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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Dec 3, 2013 09:19 PM CST

Top Iowa state officials are asking Sen. Tom Harkin to support a provision by Iowa Rep. Steve King meant to protect Iowa's egg industry.

Gov. Terry Branstad and state Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey, both Republicans, sent the letter to Harkin and member of the press on Tuesday. Harkin, a Democrat, is a conferee in negotiations on the farm bill, as is King, who is a Republican.

King's provision, which is part of the House version of the farm bill, would prevent states from banning agricultural products from other states that have been approved by USDA or FDA. California has a ...

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