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Groups Oppose Farm Bill Split
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Jul 2, 2013 11:29 AM CDT

GLENWOOD, Iowa (DTN) -- More than 500 ag businesses, commodity groups and general farm organizations sent a letter Tuesday to House Speaker John Boehner, asking for an intact farm bill to be passed.

The letter comes as there is mounting interest among Republicans to divide the legislation into two bills -- one that would include only nutrition programs and another that would include most of the rest of the farm bill such as commodities, crop insurance and trade.

The letter included support from farming, conservation, ag financing, rural development, forestry, renewable energy and crop insurance groups. Backers included associations from ...

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