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House Farm Bill Advances
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu May 16, 2013 06:41 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Members of the House Agriculture Committee voted late Wednesday to advance a farm bill that would cut projected spending for farm programs and nutrition programs by an estimated $39.7 billion over 10 years.

The bill advanced on a vote of 36-10. Opposition broke down to eight Democrats and two Republicans.

As in the Senate, it was deja vu all over again. The House Agriculture Committee had passed a nearly identical farm bill last July that had failed to get a floor debate during an election year.

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., expressed confidence in the ...

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