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Tue Aug 5, 2014 01:39 PM CDT

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LUCAS UPSET ABOUT USDA'S IMPLEMENTATION OF 2014 FARM BILL PROVISIONS

House Agriculture Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., continues to complain that USDA is not implementing a provision in the 2014 farm bill that would give drought-stricken Southern Plains farmers a break on their crop insurance. This is important for winter wheat producers in Oklahoma who will begin planting the 2015 crop in earnest in September.

The farm bill, signed into law in February, would allow farmers to boost their actual production history, ...

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