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INSIDE WASHINGTON: Ag groups want FSA loans fully funded

Groups note in letter to congressional appropriators that funding will be essential as farmers look to secure operating loans in coming seasons.

A coalition of more than 20 major farm groups is urging Congress to provide a strong safety net for family farmers and ranchers. In a letter to U.S. House and Senate appropriations committees Wednesday, the coalition called on the committees to provide adequate resources for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency (FSA) so it can adequately meet high demand for farm loans and provide mediation services to struggling producers.

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