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Chambliss dubious about Farm Bill

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Senator Saxby Chambliss Senator Saxby Chambliss

May 8, 2008

Washington -- Negotiators on Capitol Hill finally reached a deal on the 2008 Farm Bill, but it still might not become law.

Senator Saxby Chambliss is the ranking republican on the Senate Agriculture Committee.

He called the bill a tremendous victory for all Georgians from the farmers who grow the crops, to those seeking assistance to feed their families.

For south Georgia's peanut farmers, Chambliss said it preserves the target price, direct payment rate, and marketing price.

"I'm very proud of the commodity title, it's been alluded to that we changed payment limits which everybody in this room know is very important to my part of the country, we did make real reforms in all of the commodity title but no more significant reforms than in the payment limit provisions. We moved as far as we could towards the administration on their request."

The measure is expected to go to the full Senate next week, but Chambliss said doesn't think the President will sign the bill.

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