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Farm Bill Conference Committee Set to Meet Next Week


House and Senate Ag Committee Leaders have announced the first public meeting for the 2013 Farm Bill conference will be held next week on October 30th beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern. Also – although the Senate is not in session this week – The Hill reports House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray are setting the stage for the new House-Senate budget conference to begin the same day as the farm bill conference. The goal of the budget conference is to reach an agreement by December 13th and determine a maximum discretionary spending level for the 2014 Fiscal Year – which began at the start of this month. Currently – 91-billion dollars separates the House and the Senate on their numbers.


The current top-line budget the government is operating under is 987-billion dollars – but funding runs out January 15th. Another goal of the conference is to reach a deficit agreement to ease passage of another debt ceiling increase by February 7th.


Source NAFB News Service