Senate Passes $24B Cuts To Agriculture Spending

Law360, New York (June 10, 2013, 11:08 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate on Monday passed a farm bill with bipartisan support that would slash a total of $24 billion from agricultural spending, including the food stamps program.

The Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act, championed by Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., as well as Republican lawmakers, passed by a 66-27 vote. The bill would reduce the federal deficit by billions of dollars by ending certain subsidies and combining programs, according to Stabenow’s statement on the vote.

The bill restricts risk management subsidies and blocks a "management...
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