It’s a novel concept — folks sitting down together to sort out their differences.

So novel in fact, at least in the halls of Congress, that not a single conference committee meeting has been held all year … until last week.

The fact that the first Con­ference Committee Meeting of the 113th Congress is arriving alongside the early November chill is likely surprising to some.

The fact that the topic of the discussion at hand is agriculture? Not so much. Agriculture has stepped up to the plate time and time again.

And they are doing it now, heading to...