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SNAP Cuts, Dairy Lead Debate
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed May 15, 2013 04:05 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- The battle over dairy policy took center stage in the House Agriculture Committee's early debate on the farm bill Wednesday as committee reforms to commodity and conservation programs were approved relatively unscathed.

Unlike the Senate Agriculture Committee -- which cleared its entire bill in three-and-one-half hours -- the House Agriculture Committee's markup on Wednesday was setting up to be a much longer affair, even though the lion's share of the legislation is the same as last year.

Lawmakers took an extended break at mid-afternoon due to party caucus meetings and then floor votes later in the afternoon. ...

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