Farm bill faces uphill battle

FEBRUARY 25TH, 2008 | Harkin for Senate

Brad Swenson Bemidji Pioneer
Published Sunday, February 24, 2008

As spring nears, farmers face uncertain prospects of what federal policies will guide production decisions.

A House-Senate conference committee has until March 15 to finalize a new federal farm bill, get it through Congress and have President Bush sign it — or permanent rules from 1938 and 1949 will fall into place.

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