"House, Senate Leaders See Swift Passage of US Farm Bill"

"WASHINGTON -- Leaders of the House and Senate agriculture committees are optimistic that the long-overdue U.S. farm bill will pass, although the House of Representatives vote set for Wednesday could be the more difficult hurdle."

"House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas said on a conference call with reporters on Tuesday that there are a number of House members - both liberal and conservative - who are opposed to sprawling legislation unveiled on Monday by congressional negotiators."

Eric Beech reports for Reuters January 28, 2014.

SEE ALSO:

"Bipartisan Farm Bill Deal To Cut Over $8 Billion in Food Stamps" (MSNBC)

"Q&A: What's in the Trillion-Dollar Farm Bill?" (AP)

"Meat Industry Rebuffed in Farm Bill Push" (The Hill)

"Hemp, Farm-Raised Fish, Food Labels And Food Stamps: What’S in the Farm Bill?" (Washington Post)

"Farm Bill Amendment From Sen. Jeff Merkley Good News For Organic Farmers" (Huffington Post)

"Plenty of Winners And Losers in New Farm Bill" (Politico)

"Farm Bill Includes Key Conservation Measures, Though Cuts Are Included" (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

"Negotiators Release Final Farm Bill With Wins for Conservation, Renewable Energy" (E&E Daily)

Source: Reuters, 01/29/2014