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Two women wheel a grocery cart across the parking lot to a white van, open the door and shove kids’ toys out of the way.

Farm Bill in Limbo

Sep 18, 2012
Rich Egger

Congress has less than two weeks  to act before the current farm bill expires.

Dozens of federal programs are included in the bill -- everything from  crop insurance to food aid for the poor.

Spending on food aid is one of the reasons that House Republican leaders have refused  to call the measure for a vote. U-S Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) is among  many farm-state politicians of both parties who have been  critical of that decision.