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House, Senate Ag Committees struggle to rewrite Farm Bill programs

Agriculture Committees try to make good on pledge to cut $23 billion in spending over next decade
Having pledged to find $23 billion in spending cuts over the next decade, House and Senate Agriculture Committees are scurrying to find the perfect reinvention of the “income safety net” by embracing some form of revenue-based federal insurance for farmers and ranchers. While the process looked to be moving forward, it has come to a halt over regional differences, a new wave of “save-the-program” voices and growing criticism the process is creating a “secret farm bill.”
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