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Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., was named to the conference committee on the farm bill the day the Senate left Washington for a five-week recess. AP photo

House refuses to appoint conferees on new farm bill

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By Jerry Hagstom

Forum News Service

WASHINGTON — Three Upper Midwest senators have been named conferees on the farm bill. But the House Republican leadership’s refusal to appoint conferees and a plan for the House to vote on a big cut to the food stamp program means prospects for the bill passing this year have dimmed.

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