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USDA to withdraw GIPSA rule

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2017 – The Department of Agriculture is planning to withdraw an interim final rule from the Obama administration that would have set proof of harm standards under the Packers and Stockyards Act.
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Farmers urge lawmakers to overhaul dairy policy

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2017 - Concerns about dairy sector’s Margin Protection Program dominated the sixth farm bill listening session conducted by the House Agriculture Committee, but the lawmakers also heard appeals for increased research funding and for aid to young farmers.
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Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas

Final budget deal could leave farm bill untouched

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2017 - House conservatives spent weeks this spring demanding cuts in nutrition assistance that threatened to complicate passage of a new farm bill. But House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway, R-Texas, now says that he expects the final fiscal 2018 budget blueprint to leave farm bill spending unscathed.
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