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Thu Nov 29, 2012 05:18 PM CST

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones) -- Agriculture committee leaders in the Senate and House met Thursday with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to discuss jump-starting negotiations on the stalled $500 billion, five-year farm bill.

The previous 2008 farm bill expired at the end of December, but House lawmakers are deadlocked over issues such as how much to cut spending for food stamps. The Senate passed its version of the bill in June.

"We're going to do everything we can to work together to get a farm bill done," said Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.) after the 40-minute meeting with Vilsack, ...

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