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June 6, 2012WASHINGTON, MO |  By: Wayman

Farm Bill

Facing record deficits, national lawmakers have cut more than 20 billion dollars from the proposed farm bill.

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill says the ag package cut is one of a number of things federal lawmakers are being forced to do to reign in their spending.

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Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says cutting money from the farm bill is the decision now but it's far from the final version.

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Blunt predicts Congress could see a finalized farm policy go to a full vote by October.