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Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Thu Aug 29, 2013 09:28 AM CDT

Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, told reporters Thursday that he remains hopeful a new five-year farm bill will be passed in Congress ahead of the Sept. 30 deadline although there will be just nine working days once lawmakers return to Washington.

He said he didn't expect to see any extensions as Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid and Senate Ag Chairman Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., have said they would not entertain extension legislation.

"The House doesn't need food stamps in its bill, as it could go to conference with the Senate without it," Grassley said.

"You could come out of committee ...

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