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Sen. Klobuchar thinks Congress will pass farm bill

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By STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she's optimistic that Congress will pass a farm bill this year.

The Minnesota Democrat played an active role in trying to break the political stalemate that led to the federal government shutdown. Now she's in a House-Senate conference committee that will try to craft a compromise five-year farm bill.

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