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Ex-Nebraska Rep. Bill Barrett, who pushed farm issues, dies

In this March 31, 2004, photo, former third district Rep. Bill Barrett, R-Neb., smiles in Lincoln, Neb., during the annual return of former senators to the state Capitol. Barrett, a conservative Republican who helped shape farm policy in the 1990s, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, in his hometown of Lexington, Neb. He was 87. Barrett represented western Nebraska for a decade in Congress and was known for his willingness to compromise. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Longtime Nebraska politician Bill Barrett, who was known for seeking consensus and compromise while helping shape the nation’s farm policy during his decade in Congress, has died. The conservative Republican was 87.

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