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Negotiators Agree On Farm Bill; Bush Vows Veto

Monday, May 12, 2008

(American Meat Institute)

House and Senate negotiators reached a final agreement on a new farm bill yesterday, President Bush will veto the measure, according to Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer.
 
Members of the Senate and House conference committee have been working for a month to resolve their numerous differences on the measure, versions of which were approved by each chamber last year.
 
The two chambers plan to take a formal vote on their compromise bill soon.
 
To view the press release issued by the UDSA, click here: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_1OB?contentidonly=true&contentid=2008/05/0122.xml

 
To view the press release issued by the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, click here: http://www.agriculture.senate.gov/

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