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Farm Bill Drops Food Programs
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Jul 11, 2013 07:08 AM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (DTN) -- House Republicans will bring a new farm bill to the floor Thursday that breaks the four-decade farm-and-food coalition by dropping nutrition spending from the legislation.

House leaders became convinced Wednesday they have enough votes to pass a farm-only version of the legislation that avoids dealing with 80% of the spending that is now dedicated to nutrition programs.

The bill would keep the same commodity, conservation, crop insurance and rural development provisions that were developed by the House Agriculture Committee and amended on the floor before the full farm bill failed to pass June 20. A key ...

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