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Washington Insider
Wed Jul 10, 2013 03:38 PM CDT

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

HOUSE TO CONSIDER FARM BILL, SANS SNAP, THIS WEEK

House GOP leaders Tuesday decided to bring the 2013 farm bill to the floor this week minus the contentious issues of food stamp funding and reform. However, the decision to split the legislation into farm and nutrition sections is itself controversial.

Earlier this month, more than 530 farm and agribusiness organizations and associations wrote to House leaders urging that the farm bill be considered intact. The letter-writers were joined in their recommendation ...

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