Senate Hopes To Approve Farm Bill This Week

The Senate plans to take up 2013 Farm Bill legislation as soon as it is back in session on Monday.

Although it is still unclear what amendments will be considered during the final days of debate, members of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, including Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), seem confident that their chamber will pass its version of the farm bill sometime next week.

Before leaving for the Memorial Day recess, Senators undertook three full days of debate and amendment votes on the Senate floor.

According to House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK), the House is set to debate its bill on the House floor sometime in mid-June, possibly the week of June 17.

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