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INSIDE WASHINGTON: Budget deal clears path forward on farm bill

Section 199A fix not included in budget deal as Congress begins work on appropriations package.

The U.S. Senate’s proposed two-year budget deal contains important improvements for cotton growers and dairy producers and also gets two controversial budget issues out of the way before Congress begins to tackle the farm bill. However, it left out any fix for Section 199A, which has created an uneven playing field among cooperatives and private grain companies.

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