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Shutdown over, farm bill up next

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ST. PAUL -- President Barack Obama makes new federal farm policy his third highest congressional priority now that the federal shutdown is history, but that is no guarantee a farm bill will have easy sledding.

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The bill is more complex than a combine filled with computers, global positioning system screens and equipment monitors. Like that combine, there are many parts that can fail.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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