By Alex Philippidis

The congressional conference committee that hammers out a budget for fiscal 2010 will decide how much money Washington will spend on site work intended to allow for future construction of the $523 million National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility in Kansas.

The panel will have to reconcile widely diverging budgets for the coming year's installment of the project that have emerged from the US Senate and US House of Representatives.

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