AGRIBUSINESS: No Farm Bill Conferees Appointed Until Next Week

After an extended weekend, House lawmakers will return to Capitol Hil ltomorrow. But finishing the farm bill may take much longer than that.

House Ag Committee Chairman Frank Lucas says House leaders will not likely name farm bill conferees until next month. This is because the the farm-only farm bill needs to be combined with the nutrition bill. Once the House agrees on that, the legislation will go to the Senate.

Lucas says he is confidant that a House-Senate conference will begin in a matter of weeks, though there are big differences to overcome between parties.

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