The "lame duck" edition Congress is in session and many issues remain unresolved with the pressure building to find compromises.
Chuck Hassebrook, executive director of the Lyons-based Center for Rural Affairs, says one unfinished bill that's critical to rural areas is the Farm Bill, which he says reaches much farther than just ag programs.
The version of the farm bill that's already passed the Senate would cut spending by nearly 24-billion dollars, while the House version would slash 35-billion.
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