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Capital Hill Working on Farm Bill
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:22 PM CST

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and the leaders of the House and Senate agriculture committees met Thursday to discuss prospects for a five-year farm bill to be included in legislation dealing with the "fiscal cliff," while Democrats and Republicans continued to spar over how those larger talks are going.

He "absolutely" believes a farm bill can be passed before Dec. 31, Vilsack said, adding, "We're committed in this department to getting a five-year bill."

But when Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Senate ranking member Pat Roberts, R-Kan., House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., and House ...

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