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Update: Multi-Billion-Dollar Farm Bill Passes Senate

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Monday night the United States Senate voted 66-to-27 in favor of a new farm bill.

The five-year, half-trillion-dollar bill would expand government subsidies for crop insurance while making small cuts in the food stamp program.

It also includes programs to shield farmers from sharp changes in market prices for crops like corn, wheat and rice.

The house is still working on its own version of a farm bill. Once their version is voted on the senate and the house will meet in a committee to prepare a final version of a farm bill.

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