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Farm bill’s catfish provision a sticking point for Rep. Nolan

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WADENA — U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan smells something fishy in an obscure provision of the farm bill.

The wide-ranging legislation, which authorizes food stamps, provides crop insurance for farmers and sets agriculture policy, includes a U.S. Department of Agriculture catfish inspection program that the Minnesota Democrat, a House Agriculture Committee member, said is a “shameful, duplicative waste of taxpayer dollars.”

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