Associated Press
FILE - In this June 6, 2012, file photo, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., speaks about a farm bill on Capitol Hill in Washington. Senate Agriculture Committee chairman Stabenow is fond of saying that the five-year farm policy bill is "not your father's farm bill." There's some truth to that: while the core missions of farm bills _ protecting farmers from bad times, conserving rural lands and funding the food stamp and other nutrition programs _ are unchanged, this farm bill takes some very different approaches. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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