With the Senate passing the complete Farm Bill Thursday on a 77 to 15 vote, it is headed back to the White House where Deputy Ag Secretary Chuck Conner says President Bush will again veto the legislation.
"The President's position has not changed over the past couple of weeks," Conner says.
The first veto was easily overridden by Congress and Conner does expect the second veto to also be overridden. He says USDA has already formed the implementation team to get the programs on the ground as quickly as possible.
"We consider everything but the trade title to already be law as a result of the override," Conner says. "We're proceeding with implementation as if it is law, even though a lot of what the President will veto is in full effect."