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Farm bill extension no fix-all

9-month deal a mixed bag for local farmers

January 5, 2013
By Steve Browne , Marshall Independent

MARSHALL - In the U.S. Congress, farm bills that set policy and fund U.S. Department of Agriculture programs, are usually passed every five years. This year, instead of passing a new farm bill, Congress passed a nine-month extension with modifications as part of "fiscal cliff" negotiations.



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