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House farm-bill debate starts smoothly, but 200 amendments await

REUTERS/Frank Polich
Most lawmakers and industry groups seem to agree on the biggest agriculture-related change in the bill, ending a direct subsidy program and expanding crop insurance to protect farmers against poor yields or price declines.
Rep. Collin Peterson
REUTERS/Mike TheilerRep. Collin Peterson

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  1. Submitted by Gregory Stricherz on 06/19/2013 - 11:14 am.

    Interesting there’s not a word

    about what’s known as the Monsanto Rider. A huge majority of Americans want GMO foods labeled.Support for Monsanto and their ilk was slipped into the farm bill extension passed last fall. But the media seem to be happy to ignore that and not keep us up-to-date on what’s happening there.

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