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INSIDE WASHINGTON: Trade, SNAP hijack forward progress on farm bill

House Republicans push work requirements for food stamps, while Sen. Roberts said special payments to aid farmers in trade fallout complicate discussions.

Farmers have come to depend on the safety net provided by the farm bill. With all the negative trade talk and threats of retaliation lately, the need for government support is even greater. However, the hope of passing a farm bill yet this year ahead of the current bill's September 2018 expiration continues to look like an uphill battle.

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