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Swenson: Farm Bill negotiations could constrict economy

posted on December 13, 2013

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Economist David Swenson says Farm Bill negotiations could contribute to constricting the economy a bit, especially in terms of potential cutbacks to food assistance programs and uncertainty affecting farmers' decision-making for the future.

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