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Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Tue Nov 27, 2012 09:28 AM CST

Agricultural lobbyists and congressional staffers have more questions than answers about a possible extension of the 2008 farm bill. The reality, it seems, is that an extension would take at least as much effort to craft as passing a new farm bill.

The farm bill’s structure makes writing an extension complicated, not to mention raising the issue of convincing members of Congress — many of whom have been hoping for cuts to food stamps, farm programs or both — to support it.

When the 2008 farm bill expired on September 30, authority for many innovative programs authorized in that bill ended, ...

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