(NAFB)--Congressional aides have confirmed the four principal farm bill negotiators will meet privately today (Wednesday) - even though the Senate is not in session this week. The House is in session this week. House Speaker John Boehner blames the Senate for the failure to finish a farm bill - though - saying House Ag Chair Frank Lucas has made a number of good-faith efforts - but Senate Democrats won’t say yes. If a farm bill isn’t passed before the year ends - Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says USDA will be prepared and implement the 1938 and 1949 permanent farm laws in an expeditious way. He says USDA will do what it has to - what the law requires.