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Farm Bill Passes House, On To Senate

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The new five-year farm bill makes it past the House and the next stop is the Senate. The measure would end direct payments to farmers in favor of crop insurance.    

It would also head off a potential spike in milk prices and cut $8-billion from the food stamp program.
Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley said he is still studying the bill but some of his provisions are in it.

"Put a cap on the total amount one farm operation could get because ten percent of the biggest farmers get the biggest benefit from the farm program," said Grassley.

He says the bill could may up for a vote on January 30th but it needs unanimous consent.
If that doesn't happen the vote may come next week.


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