House Republicans rejected a wholesale re-authorization of the gargantuan farm bill a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, that's not the end of the saga; the farm bill still contains vital policy choices that must be made. The Hill reports
that, behind the scenes, a split is emerging among Republican legislators:
Behind the scenes, the fight over the bill is pitting House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) against Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.). While Cantor wants to divide the bill and cut more spending, Lucas wants to keep it intact with only modest changes.