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February 04, 2014


Farm Bill Finally Passes

"It took longer than any of the negotiators or stakeholders would have hoped, but at the end of the day, the farm bill coalition held together," Roll Call reports.

"The Senate cleared the conference report reauthorizing agriculture and nutrition programs for five years on a 68-32 vote Tuesday."

"Assuming the entire bill makes it to President Barack Obama's desk in one piece -- and longtime farm bill observers know even that can't be assured, since the 2008 farm bill showed up at the White House with a chunk missing -- the work of Congress is done for this round, and a new farm policy will be in effect for the next five years, providing much-needed certainty for producers."

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