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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Mar 5, 2013 06:41 AM CST

Just days ago major farm groups at Commodity Classic reaffirmed their interests to protect crop insurance from budget cuts. On Tuesday, critics will again be on Capitol Hill calling on Congress to overhaul the entire crop-insurance program.

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Rep. John Duncan, R-Tenn., will join staff from Environmental Working Group and an organization called the R Street Institute, as well as Bruce Babcock, an agricultural economic professor at Iowa State University.

It's unclear what critics of the program will be raising today. Last year, EWG suggested major savings by shifting the program responsibilities over to the Farm ...

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