It appears that there is a wide gap between lawmakers and the administration on how to proceed as evident in this AP wire story
WASHINGTON - Lawmakers begin work on a new multibillion-dollar farm bill at odds with President Bush over whether big changes really are needed.
The two sides are far apart. Just how far, farmers saw for themselves during the American Farm Bureau Federation's recent meeting in Salt Lake
"I think the bill could look a lot like what we have now. What I think
we're going to end up doing, you could say, is extending the farm bill," Rep.
Collin Peterson, D-Minn., chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, told