NEWS
Farm Bill Failure Continues
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Jun 20, 2013 06:58 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- It's a telling sign about the inability of the House to govern or work together that a bill cutting nearly $40 billion off projected growth in spending couldn't pass despite the potential for reform it offered.

After more than a year of trying to get a floor vote on the farm bill, leaders of the House Agriculture Committee swallowed castor oil in watching the farm bill go down Thursday in a 234-195 vote. Sixty-two Republicans joined 172 Democrats in voting to defeat the bill.

Reflecting the conflicts over the bill, only 24 Democrats joined 171 Republicans in ...

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