Farm Bill Passed

By: Senate TV/CBS
By: Senate TV/CBS

The Senate voted to pass the five-year farm bill, which would expand government subsidies for crop insurance, rice and peanuts.

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., center, flanked by the committee's ranking Democrat, Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., left, and Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 15, 2013, prior to the start of the committee's hearing to consider proposals to the 2013 Farm Bill, including small cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program in an effort to appease conservatives who say the food aid has become too expensive. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Senate voted to pass the five-year farm bill, which would expand government subsidies for crop insurance, rice and peanuts.

It would also make small cuts to food stamps and eliminate subsidies that are paid to farmers.

The bill passed with 66 yeas to 27 nays.


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