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Farm Bill this week?

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We are in the final legislative session of the year.

The Republicans still control both houses, but the House of Representatives will move to a Democrat majority in 2019. The Senate has a small majority for Republicans and that will remain in the next session. All this sets up floor debate on the 2018 Farm Bill.

It has been as controversial as every other proposal with food and nutrition interests and farmer interests turning partisan. A Washington insider, from the American Farm Bureau Federation, has checked the wind and gives an opinion on whether the farm bill, as it came out of conference committee, will pass before the lame duck session is complete.

The farm bill conference committee agreement in principle announced last week sets the farm bill up for passage by the end of the year. Andrew Walmsley, American Farm Bureau Federation  (AFBF) congressional relations director, says lawmakers will consider final passage of the bill this week

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