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    Government Shutdown, Debt Ceiling Put Farm Bill On The Back Burner

    Badger View

     by Fran O'Leary
     on October 10, 2013

    The 2013 farm bill inched forward in September and seemed headed for a House-Senate conference committee until the Congressional agenda was hijacked by fights over the budget, threats to defund the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare and raising the national debt ceiling. Little more is likely to happen until those issues are resolved at some point in the near future. At the time this magazine was going to press on Oct. 15, there was no resolution. Before the government shutdown took…

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