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Senate Farm Bill Passes Easily

The U.S. Senate passed its version of the farm bill with overwhelming support in an 86-11 vote late Thursday afternoon, setting up conference talks this summer with the House and its bill, which passed last week in a strictly partisan vote.

 

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