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Peanut farmer urges Congress to uphold current program in next farm bill

Tim McMillan, peanut farmer from Enigma, Ga., told a Congressional subcommittee that the peanut provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill with the Price Loss Coverage program should be maintained in next farm bill.

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