WASHINGTON, DC - May 01: Senate Agriculture Chairman Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, get the attention of House Agriculture Chairman Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., at the start of the House-Senate conference on the farm bill. At right is Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., and Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa. Lawmakers pushed ahead with a formal conference committee meeting Thursday on the farm bill even though several significant issues were unresolved. But despite the situation, Senate Agriculture Chairman Tom...
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