Farm Bill Passes In U.S. House

By Emma Koch - 21Alive

Farm Bill Passes In U.S. House

January 29, 2014 Updated Jan 29, 2014 at 1:10 PM EST

UNITED STATES (21Alive) -- The U.S. House passed the new, nearly $1 trillion, bi-partisan farm bill.

The measure cuts food stamps, ends a direct subsidy to farmers and expands government-backed crop insurance programs. Monday, after negotiations, both parties announced they'd reached a compromise.

House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor said they both supported the compormise.




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