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House farm bill markup July 11

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., announced today that the committee will hold a markup on the 2012 farm bill on July 11.

Lucas made the announcement hours after acknowledging he was postponing the markup he planned for next week because the fiscal year 2013 Agriculture appropriations bill will be on the House floor and he wants all members of his committee to be on hand to protect that bill from hostile amendments.

Lucas also said the committee will hold a meeting next Wednesday to approve its activity report for the third quarter, as required by House rules.