If Farm Bill Doesn’t Move, Emergency Drought Relief Might
In case House leaders stop the 2012 farm bill from moving forward - a group of Senators is looking for a way to pay for emergency drought relief. Montana's Max Baucus and North Dakota's Kent Conrad have introduced a bill to provide emergency drought assistance. Tim Johnson of South Dakota and Jon Tester of Montana have signed on as co-sponsors. The action of the full Senate reportedly depends on Conrad and Baucus coming up with a pay-for - which they're still working on. The Hill reports there's currently not much optimism among lobbyists and aides that the House farm bill will move. If the legislation remains blocked - it's expected a disaster relief companion will be introduced in the House soon.
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