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Fri Dec 6, 2013 06:27 AM CST

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones) -- Lawmakers negotiating a five-year farm bill said Thursday they were close to settling on key parts of a new safety net for farmers, suggesting a months-long clash between agricultural interests could be easing.

The emerging contours of a deal would settle some of the thorniest issues that have stalled the farm bill in Congress, which has been trying to overhaul a decades-old system of federal assistance for farmers. Negotiators have been pressing to reach a deal for a farm bill to clear Congress by the end of the year. In addition to reaching agreement on farm ...

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