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Fun and games on the Potomac

  • Congress leaves Washington for recess without naming farm bill conference members
  • House leaders say they intend to pass nutrition bill before completing process
  • Inaction increases chances farm bill will revert to 1949 law

Members of Congress have departed Washington for their five-week August recess. Those five weeks should give farmers ample time to contact their congressmen and ask some of them why they have so little regard for production agriculture. Leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees have said again and again that time is of the essence in getting the House and Senate-passed versions of the farm bill to a conference committee so they can hammer out a compromise bill before the ...

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