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House Debates Split Farm Bill

House members have been debating the farm bill today, but a version that has been split from the nutrition title.  House Ag Committee Chair Frank Lucas urged House members to pass the legislation.

Right after that House Ag Ranking Member Collin Peterson voiced his opposition to the bill especially gutting the permanent 1949 law.

Peterson says this isn’t a bill that can be merged with the Senate version or signed by the President.

He says the House should not oppose the wishes of the majority of farm groups.  More than 500 formed a coalition last week urging the nutrition and farm titles be kept together.  However, just today the National Pork Producers Council and National Corn Growers Association switched their support for a split bill stating it was the only way to get passage.

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