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Wed Nov 14, 2012 05:04 PM CST

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones) -- Conservative House Republicans want to split the farm bill into two pieces -- stripping out the funding for food stamps and other nutrition programs that account for the majority of the bill from the core programs aimed at agribusinesses.

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, the chairman of the Republican Study Committee, an influential conservative group of lawmakers in the larger GOP conference, said that if the farm bill is brought to the House floor before the end of the year, he and other conservatives are going to push to divide the legislation into two pieces.

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