NEWS
Regional Differences Flare
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Mon Dec 17, 2012 03:34 PM CST

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- The continuing battle between the North and the South over the commodity title in the farm bill broke out again this past weekend as a coalition of 33 senators called for the inclusion of the Senate-passed farm bill in an end-of-the-year legislative package.

One southern commodity group created a map showing that the senators who signed the letter were all from northern states and declared the Senate bill to be unfair to the South.

The letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was organized by Senate Finance Committee Chairman ...

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