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Ag in the AM: House Farm Bill Moving Forward

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WASHINGTON, DC - The House version of the 2012 Farm Bill will face its last subcommittee meeting next week and could get its final touches next month.

The House Agriculture Committee has been holding hearings across the nation like one in Galesburg in March.

An aide to Ag Committee chairman Frank Lucas says the committee expects to markup its version of the bill in June.   Representative Lucas says the Senate may even take action earlier than that.

The House is seeking a reduction in spending of around $33 billion.  The Senate Ag Committee passed its bill targeting $25 billion in cuts.

A House bill must still pass the full Ag committee and be scheduled for floor debate by the Speaker of the House.