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Texas Rice Farmers Await Outcome of Budget Battle

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Location: San Antonio, TX

Texas rice farmers are approaching a fiscal cliff of their own as the lame-duck Congress ponders passage of a new farm bill or the extension of the old one… "One of the ongoing discussions I've had with tea party folks is you can't get everything you want all at once," said Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi, whose district includes a wide swath of the Texas rice belt. "But as long as you're moving in the right direction, that's a win. The farm bill moves to decrease government's role in agriculture while not putting family farms in jeopardy."


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