WASHINGTON — In an attempt to appease the White House, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-Minn., and Virginia Rep. Robert Goodlatte, the highest-ranking Republican on the committee, have proposed a new version of the 2007 Farm Bill. The new draft of the bill features significant cuts, among them eliminating a $5 billion emergency fund for farmers who lose crops to weather-related disasters, reducing spending on federal nutrition programs and cutting subsidies for many ...
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