Senate-passed farm bill reduces deficit and offers certainty to producers

Jun 17, 2013
The Senate last week passed the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013, S. 954, by a vote of 66-27. The $955 billion rewrite passed by a larger margin this year than last year’s 64-35 vote on similar legislation. Most of the increased votes were credited to Republicans who found a compromise on rice and peanut subsidies for southern states.

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