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Farm Bill set to expire

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Legislators say while the fiscal debate has stagnated, they are making strides in avoiding the dairy cliff.

The Farm Bill is set to expire January 1st. If a new permanent or temporary agreement can't be reached-- experts predict major swings in the market for producers, retailers, and consumers. Senator Leahy says he believes a compromise agreement will be reached before the deadline.

Both he and Congressman Welch noted that a version passed by the Senate this summer would provide a long-term solution.

They also say the measure would get the necessary votes in the House if leadership allowed a vote.

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