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Still Waiting...

We're still waiting for the beginning of farm bill consideration on the floor of the House. Rep. Flake (R-AZ) has been taking every opportunity to speak on the House floor - occasionally criticizing the farm bill in its current form and arguing for the Kind-Flake amendment that will be voted on later today.

In the meantime, we'll engage in a little self promotion and link to a couple of editorials we had a hand in:

Here We Go.... Live Blogging the House Farm Bill Floor Debate

Those in the know have told us the House of Representatives will tackle the 2007 Farm Bill today, despite yesterday's political theatrics that clearly threaten its passage. Thanks to the magic of the internet, we'll be watching and liveblogging the debate. The House is scheduled to go in session at 10:00am Eastern, but it is not clear exactly what time they will take up the Farm Bill. Things could get interesting.

News Alert! Will Republicans Kill the Farm Bill?

Just today, House of Representatives Republican Minority Leader John Boehner announced that the House Republican Leadership would oppose the 2007 Farm Bill passed by the House Agriculture Committee last Thursday. From the Republican Leader's e-alert:

Act Now: A Critical Moment for the Farm Bill

We've written about it constantly since it happened. But let me put it plainly: last Wednesday the House Agriculture Committee struck a major blow to family farms by voting to increase subsidies to mega-farms.

When that happened, we asked you to write to Speaker Pelosi and tell her America expects real Farm Bill reform. Thanks to your efforts, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) will be allowed to bring an amendment to the House floor during debate on the Farm Bill this Thursday.

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