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Farm Bill Conference Leaders Met Wednesday

House Agriculture Chairman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.), ranking Democrat Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), and ranking Republican Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) met Wednesday for around two hours to discuss the House bill (HR 2642) and the Senate bill (S 954) differences with a goal to reach major agreements by Thanksgiving. Most sources do not expect a completed farm bill conference report until sometime in December.



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