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Farm Bill passes in the Senate

• Washington Post

The legislation would cost roughly $955 billion over 10 years and includes significant cuts in direct subsidies to farmers — some of whom receive aid even if they don’t farm — and a roughly $4 billion cut in the $80 billion federal food stamp program over the next decade.

“I don’t think you can have an economy unless you make things and grow things. This bill is about growing things. That’s what we need to do in this country,” said Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), who chairs the Senate Agriculture Committee.