AG POLICY NEWS
New Farm Bill Now Final
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Feb 5, 2014 11:11 AM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- After clearing a key procedural vote on Monday, the Senate passed the final version of the farm bill Tuesday afternoon in a 68-32 vote, sending the legislation to President Barack Obama to sign.

As one farm leader noted, passage of the bill ends a long and torturous road for farm groups, conservationists, the crop insurance industry and nutrition advocates to land a bill that will reduce the projected rate of spending about $23 billion over 10 years.

For crop farmers, the bill boosts insurance options and makes more adjustments to stress risk management, but it still keeps ...

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