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Minn. Rep. Peterson stunned at move to split farm bill

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U.S. House Republicans want to remove food stamps from a farm bill, then pass the previously defeated agriculture funding legislation on its own.

The effort that surfaced Tuesday comes against advice from farm-state politicians of both parties and more than 500 farm-related groups.

“This is lunacy, what is going on here,” said Collin Peterson, a western Minnesota congressman and top Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee.

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