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Published October 31, 2011, 05:28 AM

‘A monumental shift’ in farm policy

WASHINGTON — While leaders of the Senate and House agriculture committees fend off statements that no farm bill is necessary when farmers are so prosperous, they and their staffs — particularly their staffs — are expected to work through the weekend to try to complete a farm bill proposal for the supercommittee in charge of deficit reduction by Nov. 1, aides told Agweek in a series of interviews last week.

By: Jerry Hagstrom, Special to Agweek

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