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Congress Ready for Farm Bill
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:32 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- In final floor action before the beginning of the House-Senate conference on the farm bill, the House voted down a resolution Saturday to make changes to the sugar program.

Congress remains unable to come to terms on a budget or debt ceiling, but lawmakers now appear determined to get the farm bill done.

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Saturday named their negotiators to serve on the House-Senate conference committee charged with resolving differences between the House and Senate-passed farm bills.

Late Friday the House passed by voice vote a ...

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