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Farm Bill now expected in January

Lawmakers kept Farm Bill funding separate from the budget deal announced this week, and Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.), chair of the Farm Bill Conference Committee, said after a Tuesday meeting of the principal conference negotiators he is "confident" the remaining issues will be resolved and that the new five-year bill will be ready for consideration by Congress by mid-January. Reportedly, negotiators have agreed to cuts of approximately $8 billion in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), well below the $40 billion cut in the House-approved version of the bill.


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