The intensely debated Farm Bill, which governs agriculture and food policy for the federal government, may escape close scrutiny this year. Ordinarily, the Congressional Agriculture Committee debates the five-year spending plan with input from lobbyists. But this year the omnibus spending bill is being presented to the national deficit reduction supercommittee — and that may mean it goes to a vote in Congress without the possibility for amendments.

Farm Bill Heads to the Supercommittee 2 November,2011forum

Craig Cox, senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources with the Environmental Working Group
Mary Kay Thatcher, senior director of Congressional relations for the American Farm Bureau Federation

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