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Farm Bill Still in Talks
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Apr 9, 2013 04:51 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Leaders of both the House and Senate Agriculture Committees would like to move versions of the farm bill this spring, but separate discussions Tuesday highlighted the same sticking points still remain over commodity and nutrition programs.

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., told agricultural reporters Tuesday difficulties remain in finding agreement in commodity programs and possible cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to achieve at least $23 billion in savings she seeks to accomplish. She wants a bill that gets a bipartisan vote moving out of committee, ideally by the end of the month.

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