House Passes $956B Bipartisan Farm Bill

Law360, Washington (January 29, 2014, 2:30 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved an estimated $956 billion farm bill, after congressional negotiators earlier this week agreed to a compromise that cuts food stamp funding, conservation programs and direct farm subsidies while extending federal funding for communities with large tracts of untaxable federal lands.

The bill, the Agricultural Act of 2014, passed the House in a 251-166 vote with majority Republican support and middling support from Democrats. House leaders had brought the bill up for a vote swiftly after negotiators announced Monday...
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