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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Jan 28, 2014 02:07 PM CST

Can the National Cattlemen's Beef Association squash the farm bill?

More statements are rolling out both supporting and opposing the farm bill as it heads to the floor on Wednesday.

As DTN Political Correspondent Jerry Hagstrom reported, NCBA President Scott George said Tuesday his group was willing to bring down the bill over COOL even though the bill would provide aid to livestock producers who have experienced disasters.

Disaster aid, George said, is a “Band-Aid” compared with trade retaliation. But he added that if the bill is defeated, NCBA will continue to work for disaster aid.

NCBA was joined in ...

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