Groups: Don't Open Farm Bill
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Tue Feb 24, 2015 09:08 AM CST

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- In an extraordinary display of unity, 392 farm, nutrition and conservation groups have written to the chairmen and ranking members of Congressional Budget Committees urging no cuts in any programs under the jurisdiction of the Senate and House Agriculture Committees.

Some of the letter signers range from the American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Farmers Union, the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau and other crop insurance groups to the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) and the National Association of Conservation Districts.

The timing of the letter is particularly important because Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is scheduled ...

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