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August 6, 2013

Farm bill on hold

Congress is set to adjourn for its August recess on Aug. 2 without further action on the farm bill. Members of Congress won’t return to Washington until Sept. 9. They then will have only nine working days to negotiate a final farm bill, pass it in both the Senate and the House of Representatives and send it to the president for his signature. Such urgent and collaborative action, something rarely exhibited by this Congress, was required as the 2008 farm act expires on Sept. 30. Read More

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