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Dec. 1, 2011MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

Blunt on AG Budget

Missouri senator Roy Blunt says Missouri AG producers are fairing well in federal budget talks.

Blunt says in general agriculture programs are taking a 5% cut in the federal appropriation bills for the FDA and rural development. But he says agricultural research funding has been held in tact with last year's federal funding level, and says flood money is also included.

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Federal budget talks must still be negotiated between the senate and house members.