While gridlock over farm bill amendments has kept progress from moving forward throughout the fall, it appears that the wind is changing.
A compromise intended to move the farm bill to the Senate floor for consideration appears to have been reached. According to the developments, both parties are allowed to propose up to 20 amendments. Debate will begin immediately, and voting is scheduled to start next Tuesday, Dec. 11.
Senate Majority Leader Reid has pushed the Senate to get to this point. "We’re going to finish the farm bill before we leave (for the December recess)."
Previously, nearly 300 amendments were being discussed, so it's still unclear which ones might enter the debate.