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Vilsack Angry Over Farm Bill
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Fri Jun 21, 2013 02:48 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Friday he's angry, not just about the failure of the House to pass a farm bill, but about the lack of appreciation about the significance of the House boondoggle.

As Washington now argues about the political gamesmanship and who is a loser politically, Vilsack said the real losers are farmers, ranchers and small businesses in rural America.

"I'm angry because the focus of the political writers and reporters has been on the gamesmanship and which political leaders won and lost yesterday (Thursday)," Vilsack said in an exclusive interview with DTN. "The ...

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