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No action in Senate on farm bill

The Senate went back into session today, but there was no apparent action on the farm bill as of this afternoon.

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D., was involved in making technical corrections to the target price amendment that he and Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., introduced last Thursday, according to a knowledgeable source.

Conrad’s office did not respond to an email asking about the nature of the corrections, but a lobbyist said that they involved the language restricting payments for a covered commodity to that crop’s historical acreage base.