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Published October 24, 2011, 05:33 AM

Ag committee leaders support cuts in exchange for writing farm bill through supercommittee

WASHINGTON — The chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate agriculture committees have told the congressional supercommittee in charge of deficit reduction they will support a $23 billion reduction in the agriculture budget over 10 years in exchange for an opportunity to write a new five-year farm bill as part of the bill the supercommittee is supposed to send to Congress by Dec. 2

By: Jerry Hagstrom, Special to Agweek

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