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New farm bill could be delayed until 2013

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Hopes of getting a new five-year farm bill passed through Congress before the end of the year are fading as President Barack Obama and Republican lawmakers work to resolve crucial budget issues and avoid a fiscal cliff.

Jennifer Duffy of The Cook Political Report told Forum Communications, “I don’t know how they pass anything that deals with revenue without dealing with the fiscal cliff."

James Hohmann, a reporter for the Politico news organization, also said he doesn't expect a budget solution until after the New Year.

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