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Farm bill fails in US House

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. House this afternoon defeated 234-195 a farm bill that would have funded agriculture and nutrition programs for the next five years.

The defeat came after House Speaker House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., agreed to support the bill regardless of the outcome of a dairy program amendment. The dairy proposal, which was amended in Boehner’s favor, was one of the most controversial of the bill.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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