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Delegation hasnt given up on disaster aid for farmers


Much of the compromise farm bill announced Friday has received praise from Montana agriculture groups, although elimination of some components, particularly disaster relief, has raised concerns.

"Disaster relief is out no survival there, unfortunately," Lori Cox of the Montana Grain Growers Association said today.

Beth Emter of the Montana Stockgrowers Association said the decision by members of the House and Senate conference committee to drop disaster aid from the bill is a serious blow.

"That is a bad deal," she said. "We are extremely discouraged that that was taken out of there. Obviou...

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