Farm Groups React With Relief
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Jul 11, 2013 05:36 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Reaction from farm groups following Thursday's passage of a farm-only farm bill was a mix of praise, disappointment and disbelief, but also relief because at least some version of the legislation actually passed the House.

After a year of first refusing to bring a bill to the floor, then watching failure last month, House Republican leaders scored a victory as the bill passed the House on a 216-208 vote. While infuriating Democrats, all of whom voted against it, the GOP leadership was able to show it could keep its own caucus in order and pass the legislation.


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