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Farm-state lawmakers fight to stop cuts in crop insurance

Farm-state lawmakers fight to stop cuts in crop insurance

A proposal to cut $3 billion from crop insurance drew fierce opposition from all corners of the ag sector last week, igniting a feverish effort to protect the key safety net program.

The cuts were opposed by Agriculture Committee leaders in both parties, but still made their way into a House-passed 2015 budget bill.

However, House Agriculture Committee leaders said they have a deal with House...




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