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Lawmakers running out of time to fix farm bill

SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers in Washington have spent months trying to figure out a solution to the farm bill.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers in Washington have spent months trying to figure out a solution to the farm bill. Now, they say they could be just days away.

The Farm Bill Conference Committee is still in talks, but officials from Congressman Rodney Davis' office say they have one of the biggest pieces of the puzzle figured out. SNAP benefits or food-stamps has been one of the main sticking points why negotiations stalled in the first place.

The House and Senate couldn't agree on how much to cut from the program. Davis' office says the final amount should be somewhere between $8-10 million, which is only a fraction of the $40 billion House Republicans wanted to see go.

He says, now lawmakers are working out other important details like crop insurance for local farmers and commodity prices. If they don't have a plan ready to go by the end of the month, you could see milk prices spike to $8/gallon.
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