WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Conference negotiations on a massive overhaul of the nation's farm subsidy program are expected to be completed by the end of this month, following the passage of the House version Feb. 29, congressional leaders said. The Senate passed its plan Feb. 7. Both versions would rewrite the rules for farm subsidies, essentially ending a system that dates back to the New Deal. Instead of giving subsidies or price supports to farmers, the government would for seven years give ...

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