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Aggies Back Permanent Farm Law
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Oct 29, 2013 02:48 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- With formal conference talks on the farm bill set for Wednesday, more than 250 groups have sent a letter to conference negotiators stressing the need to protect the long-standing permanent farm law.

The broad coalition of groups, which included "America's agriculture, conservation, rural development, finance, forestry, energy, trade and crop insurance companies," asked for Congress to swiftly pass a farm bill.

After more than two years of work, conferees on the farm bill -- mainly from the House and Senate Agriculture Committees -- will hold their first full meeting Wednesday for opening statements.

Like everything in Congress, ...

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