The Hagstrom Report

Agriculture News As It Happens


Cantor signals farm bill to come up in lame duck

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., gave the strongest signal yet that the House will take up the farm bill in the lame duck session, the Watertown (N.Y.) Daily Times reported Tuesday.

During a campaign appearance at a factory in Watertown, Cantor said the farm bill is likely to come up but that it must be “tweaked” to get the votes to pass the full House.

House Majority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, has been viewed as more enthusiastic about bringing up the bill, while Cantor has been seen as a stumbling block because he leads the tea party wing of the Republican party that wants big cuts in both food stamps and farm programs.

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