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Farm Bill Talks Encouraging

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Signs are encouraging that lawmakers are getting close to passing a Farm Bill.

Lawmakers in Washington are starting to make deals on dairy and payment limits on farm subsidies.

Another area they are making deals is in payment in lue of taxes, or PILT payments.

PILT payments are payments the federal government makes to states and counties with large amounts of federal land, such as Montana.

They were taken out of the federal spending bill and now lawmakers are looking at putting them with the farm bill.

Montana Farm Bureau officials said it will take work to make it happen.

"That will be brought out of savings from the farm bill," said John Youngberg, Montana Farm Bureau Vice President of Governmental Affairs. "So we are looking at $400 million in savings to get PILT payments back to the counties."

Farmers and ranchers have been working without a farm bill since October 1.

The last bill expired at the end of September after lawmakers extended it for a year.

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