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Blogging the Bill

Dan's doing a wonderful job live-blogging this debate, but I would understand if you get tired of just listening to him (lord knows we do in the office).

Luckily for us, some other folks are also covering the progression of the farm bill through the Senate. More Deliberate Every Day is covering the debate with regular farm bill round-ups. There is the ever-fresh Ethicurean that hardly lets a farm bill reform moment slip them by.

Moving Ahead, And a Rewind

The Senate Ag Committee has reconvened and is considering more amendments to the 2007 Farm Bill, many from the pesky freshman of Pennsylvania, Senator Robert Casey.  We're in general favor of those who stir it up a little, so good for him.

Done for the Day

The Senate Ag Committee has adjourned, rumored to resume tomorrow at 9am Eastern.  We'll be back tomorrow, and hopefully they'll have some of their technical glitches fixed.  I'll try to find a new song for the blog post titles, and Brian Depew had better start contributing as well.

1/4 of 1%,

The amendment currently under consideration would change the payment limit on the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) from the $250,000 in Harkin’s draft farm bill to $450,000, which is the limit under the 2002 Farm Bill (these numbers are over the life of the farm bill, 5 years). 

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