House Approves Short-Term Farm Bill Extension

The House voted Thursday on a one-month extension of the 2008 Farm Bill. The extension bill - filed by House Agriculture Chair Frank Lucas - passed easily on a voice vote. The Senate is not expected to follow suit. The principal negotiators of the farm bill were also expected to hold a conference meeting Thursday. They were not expected to announce a framework agreement on the bill. The House is not in session next week - but House Ag Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson told reporters this week that he and Chairman Lucas will be in Washington to continue farm bill talks.

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