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Thu Oct 30, 2014 05:22 PM CDT

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

SENATE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE LIKELY TO TURN OVER NEXT YEAR

If Republicans gain the majority in the Senate following next week's elections, the Senate Agriculture Committee could be led by Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., (if he wins reelection), replacing Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., who likely would remain the committee's top Democrat. However, for Roberts to be handed the gavel, Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., (who also is facing reelection) would need to step aside, choosing instead to chair the Appropriations Committee.

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