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Farm Bill Status Muddled
Elaine Shein Associate Managing Editor
Wed Jul 17, 2013 05:56 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., sent all Republican members of the House a memo late Tuesday that he intends to move forward with a conference on the farm bill and will not wait for the House to pass a nutrition bill for the conference to proceed.

Lucas then later contradicted that statement by saying he does not expect the House leadership to appointee conferees before the House considers a nutrition bill. It's unclear when that nutrition bill will get a debate.

DTN obtained a copy of the memo. After the memo leaked to Washington publications, ...

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