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Compromise Farm Bill Headed for House Vote

House and Senate agriculture leaders agreed on Monday January 27 on a compromise version of the often-delayed Farm Bill...
January 28, 2014

House and Senate agriculture leaders agreed on Monday January 27 on a compromise version of the often-delayed Farm Bill. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) announced support for the bipartisan legislation and said the House would vote on the bill Wednesday January 29.

The agreement cuts about $19 billion in farm programs, including the end of direct payments to farmers. Another $8 billion will be cut from the food stamp program. The Agricultural Act of 2014 consolidates 23 existing conservation programs into 13 programs. The bill also preserves and strengthens crop insurance, while providing a new requirement for conservation compliance in order receive crop insurance subsidies.

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