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  • **FILE** Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., left, and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla., right, are intercepted by reporters after negotigations on the Farm Bill wrapped up on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. At far right is the House Agriculture Committee Ranking Democrat Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn. There is agreement on many parts of the legislation but significant differences remain over funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly known as food stamps. (Associated Press)

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  • "This bill has been needed for a long time," House of Representatives Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson, Minnesota Democrat said in a statement ahead of committee action on Wednesday.

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  • That decision likely will cost the support of some Republicans, but Mr. Peterson said increasing the threshold would have been a step backward for the bipartisan coalition.

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