“Frankly it’s past time they got this done.”

Stabenow, the chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, said the farmers came from around the country to Capitol Hill to tell lawmakers they need assistance now.

“I believe a majority of the House wants to get that done, and I think it’s very important with 17 days left that we remember what this is about,” Stabenow said. “There are 16 million people who work in farm industries.”

The House is scheduled to adjourn next Friday and Stabenow asked BoehnerJohn BoehnerJuan Williams: GOP fumbles on healthcare The Hill's 12:30 Report The new dealmaking in Congress reveals an old truth: majority wins MORE to allow a vote on either the Senate or House version of the farm bill so a conference committee could be formed to iron out differences.