WDAY: The News Leader

Published December 13, 2013, 12:00 AM

Farm Bill

Congress is trying to enact its first farm bill since a 2008 deal that expired in September 2012 and was eventually extended until the end of September of this year. The House and Senate have passed different versions of the five-year, roughly $500 billion bill, but with significant differences over crop subsidies and how much to cut food stamps. One urgent, year-end concern for negotiators had been the expiration of dairy subsidies on Jan. 1 that could have meant a spike in milk prices.
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