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Jan. 29, 2014 | By: C.Roush
After more than two-years of debate, it appears a new Farm Bill is headed for passage, although there are misgivings on a number of fronts. The legislation that emerged from the Conference Committee does not include proposed reforms on payment limits. They were in both the House and Senate versions, but were tossed out during negotiations, much to the ire of amendment author Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa.
Grassley also says in the Midwest it'll be "about status quo" going forward under the new legislation, which he also believes is tipped heavily in favor of southern agriculture.
The U-S House is expected to vote on the Farm Bill today with the Senate to follow.