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Rep. Noem: Vote on 30 day farm bill extension expected

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WASHINGTON (KTIV) -- Congress is expected to vote late Thursday or Friday morning on a 30 day extension of the farm bill.

The goal is to buy some time until a full, five year farm bill is finished.

Rep. Kristi Noem, South Dakota's lone voice in the U.S. House, said lawmakers have agreed on the preliminary farm bill framework which should be ready in January.

According to Noem, a republican, the nutrition part of the legislation focuses on policy, not numbers.  It also requires people to prove their income before collecting food stamps.

"Lottery winners and people that are full time college students shouldn't automatically qualify.  The advertising that goes forward through food stamps will no longer happen because of the agreement that's in the farm bill," said Rep. Noem.

She said it also creates a pilot program with work requirements for some "able bodied" individuals under 50 who don't have small kids.

The legislation provides options for states to pursue according to Noem.

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