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Senate passes Farm Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KNOE 8 News) - The Senate has approved a nearly $1 trillion farm bill, a sweeping measure that makes some cuts to the food stamps program but keeps subsidies for farmers.

The Senate passed the farm bill in a 68 to 32 vote Tuesday.

The House passed the measure last week, so it will now be sent to the White House for President Barack Obama to sign into law.

The president released a statement welcoming the Senate's passage of the bill. He said while the bill is not perfect because it is a compromise, it will make a positive difference for the rural economies that grow the country's food and for the nation.

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