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Committee Continues Farm Bill Negotiations

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Senator John Hoeven says he hopes negotiations for a new farm bill will be ready by the end of the month. He says the biggest issue has been coming to an agreement on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, otherwise known as food stamps.

While the committee will need to decide on how many cuts to make to the program, Hoeven says they are also working on setting up a work requirement for those on the program, while still getting people assistance if they need it.

"I believe we need to try and get a compromised bill out of the conference committee by Thanksgiving, so that we can get it to the House and Senate floor between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and get it done by the end of the year. That's what I'm pushing for, and I'm going to do everything I can to meet that deadline," says Hoeven.

He says other key points being discussed in the conference committee include the commodity and conservation titles.

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