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U.S. House passes $867 billion farm bill, which President Donald Trump is expected to sign


December 13, 2018

U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., and ranking member of the House agriculture panel, highlighted the bill's protections for struggling dairy farmers in Minnesota, Wisconsin and elsewhere.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed the final version of the farm bill that dictates most of the country's agricultural and food programs for the next five years.

The $867 billion measure heads to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it into law despite the elimination of a House GOP proposal to expand the group of food stamp recipients subject to work requirements. House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway, R-Texas, and the president had hailed the plan as a way to bring more Americans out of poverty, but critics argued that it would cut $20 billion from the food stamp program - known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - and would unfairly deny benefits to the needy.


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