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MINNESOTA NEWS ROUNDUP: Franken optimistic a Farm Bill will be passed next month

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A Minnesota Senator is offering reassurance to farmers - saying that while a final Farm Bill isn't likely to see a vote before lawmakers take their holiday break it won't be long. U.S. Senator Al Franken says top negotiators have told him that the most contentious aspect - the level of SNAP, or Food Stamp, funding had been "largely hashed out" and will be closer to the higher Senate level than the lower House proposal.

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