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This week, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., asked the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee to include a livestock insurance program in the 2013 Farm Bill. If added, the program would be similar to federal crop insurance and protect livestock ranchers from excessive loss as drought conditions are expected to continue this summer.

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Udall calls for livestock insurance program in 2013 Farm Bill

Udall calls for livestock insurance program in 2013 Farm Bill

This week, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., urged the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee to include a permanent livestock insurance program in the 2013 Farm Bill. In a letter to committee Chairwoman Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D- Mich., Udall said ranchers need a safety net considering ongoing drought conditions across much of the Rocky Mountain west.

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