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GOP Divided on Target Prices
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue May 14, 2013 02:43 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- The markup of the Senate version of the farm bill translated into few substantive changes in the legislation, but Tuesday's three-and-a-half-hour debate highlighted the philosophical and regional split among Republicans over target prices.

The bill, formally named the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013, passed out of committee early Tuesday afternoon on a vote of 15-5. Four Republicans and one Democrat voted against it.

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., told reporters afterward that floor debate on the Senate farm bill could begin as early as Wednesday. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said ...

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