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Farm bill meeting could shed light on troubled legislation

6:57 PM, Oct. 28, 2013
House and Senate lawmakers responsible for writing a farm bill will gather publicly on Wednesday for the first time. The provisions expected to be the most contentious focus on crop insurance.
House and Senate lawmakers responsible for writing a farm bill will gather publicly on Wednesday for the first time. The provisions expected to be the most contentious focus on crop insurance.
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House and Senate lawmakers responsible for writing a farm bill will gather publicly on Wednesday for the first time, a meeting expected to shed light on how quickly the conferees could strike a deal on the much-delayed legislation.

The 41 lawmakers are charged with merging farm bills passed this summer by the House and Senate into one piece of legislation, an arduous task highlighted by the $35 billion gap between the two sides on food stamp spending and the apparent reluctance of each side to budge from its position.

Top officials and staff from the Senate and House Agriculture Committees ...

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