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Farm Bill

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2013, file photo Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., left, and Rep. Blumenauer, D-Ore., take part in a news conference on the Farm Bill on Capitol Hill in Washington. Members of the House and Senate are scheduled to begin long-awaited negotiations Wednesday, Oct. 30, on the five-year, roughly $500 billion farm bill. If they don't finish it dairy supports could expire at the end of the year, sending the price of a gallon of milk skyward, and a contentious debate over food stamps could spill into election season. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)