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INSIDE WASHINGTON: Senate advances work on farm bill

Nine Senate members named to farm bill conference committee to join with House's previously announced 47 members.

Those who will wield the final say on the 2018 farm bill are now known. On Aug. 1, the Senate named nine conferees — five Republicans and four Democrats — to the farm bill conference committee, which is tasked with forging the agreement between the House and Senate. The House named 47 conferees just weeks prior to that.

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