Agriculture committees gearing up to try another run at farm bill


After Congress barely passed an eleventh-hour extension of  the 2008 farm bill on Jan. 1, many hoped Congress would quickly return to work on completing action on the legislation that passed the Senate and the House  Agriculture Committee in 2012. That no longer appears to be in the cards, according to a speaker at the National Cotton Council’s annual meeting in  Memphis, Tenn. John Maguire gave NCC members an update on where efforts to  pass the bill appear to be heading.

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