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Stabenow to Proceed With New Farm Bill
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Fri Jan 4, 2013 05:57 PM CST

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Debbie Stabenow said Friday that she will proceed with a new farm bill and not wait for the House Agriculture Committee to act first.

Lobbyists have speculated that Stabenow, D-Mich., might feel so burned by the House leadership's unwillingness to take up the farm bill last year that she would insist that the House act first, but she said in an interview for C-SPAN that rural America needs leadership and that she intends to provide it.

"We're moving ahead. We're not going to wait for the House," Stabenow told DTN after taping of ...

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