NEWS
Communication 'Open' on Commodity Title
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Tue Dec 4, 2012 02:01 PM CST

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Formal meetings between the House and Senate Agriculture Committee staffs over the commodity title of the farm bill have not yet begun, but "a good line of communication is open," Senate Agriculture Committee ranking member Pat Roberts told DTN on Monday.

Roberts, R-Kan., announced on Friday that he was ready to compromise with Southerners who have a different view of the commodity title than he does. That announcement cleared an important hurdle in farm bill negotiations.

The commodity title of the Senate version of the farm bill contains a program to pay farmers for "shallow losses" not ...

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