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Farm Bill set for vote

The marathon race for stocks to buy ended with Washington looking pretty much the same as it did before voters went to the polls on Tuesday. Now, the status quo could actually be a good thing for farmers uneasy over congressional inaction on a new $500 billion farm bill. After $6 billion was pumped into the election, President Barack Obama still calls the White House home while Republicans retain control of the House and Democrats hold power in the Senate. The same players should remain on the agriculture committees, too, with the top Democrats and Republicans back and expected to retain their respective posts in the next Congress.