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Senate set to send farm bill to Obama

1 year ago Tuesday, February 04, 2014 6:04:23 AM CST February 04, 2014 Tuesday, February 04 2014 Feb 4, 2014 in News

WASHINGTON - The Senate is expected today to pass a nearly $100 billion-a-year farm bill that the House approved last week.

The bill would provide a financial cushion for farmers who face unpredictable weather and market conditions.

And it cuts the food stamp program by about 1 percent. House Republicans had pushed to trim the bill even further and partisan disagreements had stalled it for more than two years.

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