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House Passes Farm Bill, 369-47

Following quick Senate action on Tuesday, and after surviving a close procedural vote on the Rules for debate, the House of Representatives passed the Farm Bill conference report on Wednesday by a vote of 369 to 47.  The measure now heads…
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Senate Passes Farm Bill Conference Report, 87-13

A news release on Monday from the House Agriculture Committee stated that, "House and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairmen Mike Conaway (R-Texas) and Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Ranking Members Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) today released the text of the bipartisan,…
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Farm Bill Moving Forward

McClatchy writer Bryan Lowry reported Wednesday that, "Pat Roberts isn’t ready to celebrate a deal on the farm bill, but he’s getting closer. Roberts, the Kansas Republican who chairs the Senate Agriculture Committee, said that he and the other three…
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Farm Bill Conference Committee Convenes

DTN Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton reported Wednesday that, "Conferees on the farm bill understand the economic challenges facing farmers and want to get a farm bill done to provide certainty -- a popular word among them -- to farmers…
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Farm Bill Perspective: SNAP and Conservation

As the work of the Farm Bill conference committee progresses, two issues, SNAP and conservation, have been singled out as key to the committee's success.  Today's update looks briefly at recent news items that contain lawmaker perspective on these two issues.
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Farm Bill Passes the Senate

Washington Post writers Caitlin Dewey and Erica Werner reported on Thursday that, "The Senate passed its version of the $428 billion farm bill Thursday, setting up a bitter fight against the House over food stamps, farm subsidies and conservation funding."
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House Narrowly Passes Farm Bill

Wall Street Journal writers Jesse Newman, Heather Haddon and Siobhan Hughes reported on Thursday that, "The House on Thursday narrowly passed a Republican-written bill that reauthorizes farm programs while also imposing controversial new work requirements on food-stamp recipients, acting on…
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