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Posted: Wednesday, 31 July 2013 6:40AM

Upton Confident Farm Bill Compromise Can Be Reached



The clock is ticking on getting a Farm Bill approved by Congress before the current programs expire at the end of September. Congressman Fred Upton says work will continue while lawmakers are on break throughout much of August.

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The bills which passed the House and Senate have dramatic differences. While both eliminate direct payments to farmers in favor of expanded crop insurance, farm state lawmakers have ripped the House bill as an "insult" and "half a bill." The Senate version tackles both farm programs and nutrition programs like school lunches and food stamps. The House bill only addressed farm programs, as no agreement could be reached on the other issues.

   

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