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Senate Passes Farm Bill – Not Your Father’s FB

Chuck Zimmerman

fb-2014The Senate just passed the Farm Bill. The vote was 68-32. Now it’s on to the President’s desk.

I’m just waiting on the press releases to start showing up. Curiously, I got one before the vote!

From Senator Debbie Stabenow’s website:

The U.S. Senate today voted overwhelmingly to approve the bipartisan Farm Bill authored by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, by a vote of 68-32. The bill represents rare bipartisan agreement on a major jobs bill, legislation that will help grow Michigan’s agriculture economy, the state’s second-largest industry. The 2014 Farm Bill reduces the deficit by $23 billion and represents the most significant reform of American agriculture policy in decades. The Farm Bill was approved by the House last week and will now head to the White House for the president’s signature.

This isn’t your father’s Farm Bill. It is a bill for our future that grows our agriculture economy, helps provide greater access to healthy Michigan-grown foods, preserves our land and water, and cuts unnecessary spending. The Farm Bill is a rare example of a major bipartisan jobs bill and a bipartisan deficit reduction bill,” Chairwoman Stabenow said.

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