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Agriculture's Weakening Influence In Washington Frustrates Farmers

NPR | June 27, 2013 1:04 a.m.

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Amy Mayer

Many Midwest farmers are behind in planting corn and soybeans, thanks to a cool spring and heavy rain. Now, they’re getting a chill from Congress, too, as the House voted down a new farm bill last week. In Iowa, some farmers say they’re disappointed and frustrated that farm policy is on hold, largely because of arguments over nutrition programs they think shouldn’t even be in the farm bill. Amy Mayer of Iowa Public Radio reports.

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