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Baucus Working To Merge Farm Bills

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When Congress returns from its August vacation, Sen.Max Baucus (D-MT) says he is prepared to work hard on the farm bill.

Baucus, who is Montana's senior U.S. Senator, is on a conference committee to merge the House and Senate versions of the bill into one bill.

Baucus said Monday one of the main sticking points in negotiations is cuts to the Food Stamp Program. He stressed the importance the bill has on Montanans.

"Agriculture is our number one industry. One out of five jobs in Montana depend on agriculture, so it's critical to get the farm legislation passed." said Baucus.

The U.S. Senate is scheduled to be back in session on September 9th, according to the Senate's website.

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