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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Fri Dec 20, 2013 09:43 AM CST

Following some concerns expressed about an article I wrote on Thursday, I have to build on some of the comments by Sen. Tom Harkin about potential nutrition cuts in the farm-bill conference negotiations.

Harkin said Thursday a compromise would cut about $8 billion in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits by changing the way states use the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, (LIHEAP) to boost SNAP benefits. Some state have been "gaming" the system, Harkin said.

Senate Agriculture Committee staffers were concerned about the lack of breadth in details regarding the comments made by Harkin and my lack of details ...

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