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WASHINGTON, DC - May 07: House Agriculture Chairman Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., and ranking member Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va., after a meeting of farm bill conference leaders on the farm bill. Meanwhile, President Bush and Agriculture Department Secretary Ed Schafer were discussing the farm bill Wednesday, as lawmakers sought to nail down a final deal. "The purpose of this is to get the president information he's requested about USDA's programs and about the more than $60 billion in federal support for domestic food aid assistance, which includes food stamps, the school lunch program and WIC, also known as the Women, Infants, Children program," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said. (photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly)

WASHINGTON, DC - May 07: House Agriculture Chairman Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., and ranking member Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va., after a meeting of farm bill conference leaders on the farm bill. Meanwhile, President Bush and Agriculture Department Secretary Ed Schafer were discussing the farm bill Wednesday, as lawmakers sought to nail down a final deal. "The purpose of this is to get the president information he's requested about USDA's programs and about the more than $60 billion in...
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