Frustrated with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his lieutenants, a bipartisan group of lawmakers has launched an 11th-hour effort to pass a five-year farm bill.

In a Congress marked by partisanship, rank-and-file Democrats and Republicans from farm-heavy districts are working together to assess whether the farm measure has the votes to pass the House.

The initiative comes as House GOP leaders have shown little appetite in moving the farm legislation that cleared the Agriculture Committee, 35-11, in July. While top-ranking Republicans say the bill lacks the votes to pass, other members are dubious of that claim.