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Next steps for Senate farm bill.

Markup won't come until the week of Oct. 22--Senate Ag Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) is the floor manager for the Labor/Health and Human Services FY 2008 appropriations bill, which will dominate Senate action the entire week of Oct. 15.

The farm bill should hit the Senate floor the final week of October. The bill will still get done this year or very early in 2008 and there won't be a one-year extension. Lawmakers have woken up to the fact current prices will mean lower farm payments this year and an even smaller budget baseline if the bill isn't done before the baseline update in March 2008.
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