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Countdown to the farm bill
Below is the timeline for the House and Senate leading up to the final vote and signing of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008. If you're new to the inner workings of Capitol Hill, read our overview of the process.
Agriculture Subcommittee mark-ups begin - AFT pushes for conservation funding.
Agriculture Subcommittee mark-ups finish.
Read AFT's press release about the need for an improved safety net.
July 17th - 19th - Full House Agriculture Committee mark-up.
July 26th - 27th - Full House floor vote. H.R. 2419 passes 231-191.
Senate Finance Committee mark-ups Oct. 5th
Oct 24th - 25th - Senate Agriculture Committee mark-up. AFT's press release on the outcome.
May 14th - House final vote.