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Federal subsidies for farmers are cited by budget-cutters on Capitol Hill as a potential area of agreement with the White House. The subsidies cost taxpayers billions of dollars a year. "It has become impossible to justify these programs," said Rep. Ron Kind, Wisconsin Democrat.

ASSOCIATED PRESS Federal subsidies for farmers are cited by budget-cutters on Capitol Hill as a potential area of agreement with the White House. The subsidies cost taxpayers billions of dollars a year. "It has become impossible to justify these programs," said Rep. Ron Kind, Wisconsin Democrat.

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