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Farm Bureau Opposes Agri Department

January 21, 2003
Posted at: 1:30 p.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Arkansas Farm Bureau maintains its opposition to the state creating an Agriculture Department.

Part of Governor Huckabee's plan to consolidate state government includes creating the new department. Huckabee says agriculture-related duties from a number of different departments would be combined under one agency.

Farm Bureau spokesman Rodney Baker says the group does not want the state to change how it manages agriculture. Baker says the agencies now handling agriculture issues are doing a good job.

Baker says the Farm Bureau may support Huckabee's overall reorganization plan -- but only if the Agriculture Department portion is dropped.

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