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Vilsack: Get farm bill done

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Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 3:54 pm

MADISON — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Oct. 2 he doesn’t buy the notion that the House leadership didn’t have the time or the votes to pass a farm bill before the 2008 legislation expired on Sept. 30.

Speaking at the World Dairy Expo, Vilsack told an audience of farmers, agriculture leaders, agency officials and FFA members that the House leadership was proposing deeper cuts to the farm bill than either the Senate or House Agriculture Committee versions that were passed this summer. While the Senate bill would have cut farm programs by $23 billion, the House Ag Committee proposal was for $34 billion in reductions. Vilsack said the House leadership version — which he said was part of a budget crafted by vice presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. — would have reduced farm and nutrition-assistance program spending by $184 billion.

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