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Ag Committee chairman: ‘Horrendous’ pressure in upcoming farm bill discussions

Published 01/12/2012, Grand Forks Herald

FARGO — House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., faces a tough task of justifying and delivering an adequate farm program — anything comparable to the expiring, popular 2008 farm bill — in the midst of a tightening budget. He discussed the next steps in the farm bill discussion in front of a full Fargo conference room on Thursday as business and agriculture leaders urged him to continue programs and prevent overreach from federal regulators.

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