Farm Bill Deadline Coming Fast

Randall Weiseman General, Georgia

On March 15, the current extension of the 2002 Farm Bill expires, but Congress has yet to even get the 2007 bill to conference committee.

Still, Senate Ag Committee ranking member Saxby Chambliss of Georgia is optimistic they can get it done by the deadline.

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Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Tom Harkin says progress was made without much fanfare this week and they are working with a funding figure of $10 billion above baseline.

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