Clinton is expected to sign will stave off farmers' short-term cash-flow problems, but they say Congress must work toward solving broader problems facing agriculture.

With farmers still suffering through a two-year decline in commodity prices, Congress this week approved its second multibillion-dollar payout to farmers in as many years. And while bankers appreciate the payments -- which farmers often use to repay bank loans -- they say a more permanent solution is needed because it is hard to persuade lawmakers from nonfarm districts to support new payments year after year.

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