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Published March 14, 2011, 04:15 AM

Ag interests could feel pinch with earmarks decision

WASHINGTON — The potential impact of Congress’ decision not to include earmarks in the 2012 budget became apparent at a March 8 Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, when Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., urged Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to continue the National Drought Mitigation Center in Omaha and Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., stressed the importance of the University of Arkansas’ National Agricultural Law Center.

By: Jerry Hagstrom, Special to Agweek

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