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Iowa Pols Spar on Ag Policy
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Fri Mar 14, 2014 05:01 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Iowa partisan politics seemed to surface at a House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee hearing Friday as Rep. Tom Latham, a Republican, told Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the former Democratic governor of the state, that Iowa farmers are disappointed by the positions the department has taken under the Obama administration.

Vilsack took umbrage at the comments and responded.

In one district or another, Latham has represented a large share of rural Iowans since arriving in Congress in 1995. Vilsack was a mayor, state senator and two-term governor in the Hawkeye state. Latham, who has announced he will retire at ...

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