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Close to a Farm Bill Deal
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Fri Dec 13, 2013 03:09 PM CST

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- House and Senate Agriculture committee leaders said today they expect both chambers of Congress to pass a new farm bill in early January, but the lawmakers will not reveal details on the agreement until then.

Ideally, the farm-bill conferees will be bringing a deal to the floor soon after 2014 begins.

The House has gone out of session after passing a one-month extension of the 2008 farm bill. The Senate will be in session through Dec. 20, but is not expected to take up the extension bill. House leaders said they wanted to make sure USDA does ...

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