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No disaster relief from farm bill


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The farm bill closing in on a vote in Congress is empty of disaster relief, but aid for Montana's drought-stricken agriculture producers could be debated soon.

U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns, R-Mont., said today that he is trying to attach disaster relief to a supplemental appropriation for airline security that could come to a vote within two weeks.

"I'm going to be going in very hard to make sure our drought assistance is in there," Burns said, adding that he doubts he'll be able to secure as much aid as he originally desired.

Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., attached $2.4 billion in disaster relief to...

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