US Congress Passes Huge Farm Bill Reforming Agro Subsidies

The five-year $956.4 billion measure, which also "reforms" the food stamp program for the poor to save $8 billion, marks a rare point of cooperation among bitterly divided lawmakers.
US Congress Passes Huge Farm Bill Reforming Agro Subsidies

Via AFP:

The US Congress passed a massive, long-overdue bill Tuesday that overhauls agriculture policy, including halting direct payments to farmers.

The five-year $956.4 billion measure, which also reforms the food stamp program for the poor to save $8 billion, marks a rare point of cooperation among bitterly divided lawmakers.

It passed the Senate 68-32, with broad bipartisan support after easily clearing the House of Representatives last week.

It now heads to the White House for the signature of President Barack Obama, who hailed the compromise measure as one that will "create new jobs a...

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