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Farm bill stalled

Earlier this week, Senator Reid called for cloture on the farm bill.  The vote took place today and failed.  55 senators voted in favor, while 42 voted against.  Basically, it means that the farm bill debate is delayed once again.  The senate is expected to take up the bill again after the Thanksgiving recess. 

There are a few interesting rumors circulating about possible outcomes of this delay.  Some are speculating that the senate may pass a two year extension of the 2002 farm bill.  Ugh.  While others hope the senate will get its act together after the recess and pass a farm bill. 

On a more positive note, thousands of calls were made to senate offices about farm bill reform.  Thanks to everyone who made a phone call and invited others to call!  We will keep you posted about opportunities to respond to the current situation in the senate.


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