Optimism Among Farm Billís Principle Negotiators

Following a Friday morning session - the Chairs of the Agriculture Committees spoke optimistically about the farm bill's progress. House Chairman Frank Lucas said negotiators are moving right down the path toward a conference report in January. Stabenow echoed that positive outlook - saying she has no question they'll be able to come together and have a farm bill that Congress can take action on next month. Stabenow told reporters new scores from the Congressional Budget Office look very good, very workable. Without providing many details - Lucas expressed that the bill will be well-balanced.

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