The congressional committee working on the emergency farm aid bill hasfinished its work. Congressman Tom Latham is on the committee and saysmanditory price reporting of all livestock sales is included in the bill. Latham, a republican from Alexander, says a provision allowing the sale offood and medicine to Cuba failed. The bill would advance eight-point-seven Billion dollars in emergency aid tofarmers — most of it to grain farmers. Congressman Leonard Boswell thinksthe emergency farm relief legislation could be approved as early as thisweekend. Boswell, however, questions the nearly nine-Billion dollar aidpackage. Boswell says it’ll have to do, for now.The House and Senate are expected to approve the bill, as is PresidentClinton, and checks should wind up in farmers’ mailboxes within 10 daysafter the President signs the bill into law.
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