U.S. farm bill overcomes challenges in committee

Oklahoma Rep. Frank Lucas’ sweeping five-year farm bill survives challenges to food stamp cuts and other programs in a day of debate before the House Agriculture Committee

BY CHRIS CASTEEL Published: July 12, 2012
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WASHINGTON — The House Agriculture Committee, aiming to clear a five-year farm bill that would reshape farm subsidies and reduce spending on food stamps, easily beat back challenges Wednesday from Democrats and Republicans.

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