Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway and Ranking Member Collin Peterson came out of Thursday’s farm bill meeting and posed for a photo locked arm-in-arm. Conaway said progress is being made. “We agreed that we’ve got three titles that are getting really close and if we could get those closed out and show that we are making progress, that would help.” A lame-duck vote on the farm bill is likely. “The more draconian aspects of permanent law begin to emerge in late December and January so time is of the essence.”
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