The farm bill, as currently written, could violate the World Trade Agreement and will likely bring "a lot of challenges," says Senate Ag Committee Chair Tom Harkin of Iowa. Reuters reports that Harkin is looking to shift direct crop payments currently in the bill to land stewardship, rural development, energy and public nutrition. The Senate committee passed a bill this week and the measure now goes to the floor of the full Senate.

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Sen. Harkin Says Farm Bill Could Violate WTO

Tom HarkinThe farm bill, as currently written, could violate the World Trade Agreement and will likely bring "a lot of challenges," says Senate Ag Committee Chair Tom Harkin of Iowa. Reuters reports that Harkin is looking to shift direct crop payments currently in the bill to land stewardship, rural development, energy and public nutrition. The Senate committee passed a bill this week and the measure now goes to the floor of the full Senate.

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The farm bill, as currently written, could violate the World Trade Agreement and will likely bring "a lot of challenges," says Senate Ag Committee Chair Tom Harkin of Iowa. Reuters reports that Harkin is looking to shift direct crop payments currently in the bill to land stewardship, rural development, energy and public nutrition. The Senate committee passed a bill this week and the measure now goes to the floor of the full Senate.

 

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