Farm Bill Passes Senate
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Tue Jun 11, 2013 03:43 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- The Senate passed the farm bill late Monday, putting pressure on the House of Representatives to pass the bill quickly.

The final vote was 66 to 27, with 93 senators voting. It is unusual for seven senators to miss the farm bill vote, but a number of senators' planes appeared to be delayed by weather.

Still, the bill got two more votes this year than last year, when the vote was 64 to 35 with 99 senators voting.

"We need to get this done. It has to be done by Sept. 30," Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Debbie ...

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