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Senate to Take Final Farm Bill Vote Tuesday

Monday, February 3, 2014

The Senate voted 72-22 in favor of moving forward with consideration of farm bill on Monday evening.  The final vote is set to take place on Tuesday.

Reuters writes:

The 72-22 Senate vote in favor of advancing the bill suggests it should have no trouble passing the Democratic-led chamber when it comes up for a final vote, which could come on Tuesday.

The White House has said President Barack Obama would sign it into law.

"This is a new kind of farm bill designed to meet new challenges of a changing world," Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, a Michigan Democrat and one of the four principal negotiators of the legislation, said on the Senate floor before the vote.

Read the full story here.

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The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition has a helpful graphic explaining the path to passing a final farm bill.

NBC News reports on the programs in the farm bill that will impact every American.

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