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Farm Bill Passes U.S. Senate

Farm Bill Passes U.S. Senate Click to Enlarge Photo: zoran simin, Photos.com

Jun 22, 2012 at 6:48 am

WASHINGTON (KNSI) - The U.S. Senate passed a new 2012 Farm Bill Thursday on a vote of 64-to-35.

Minnesota Senator Al Franken calls it a "fiscally responsible" bill, and a "step forward for farmers in Minnesota and across the country." Franken says the bill preserves the sugar program that supports jobs all over the state, provides funding to help beginning farmers, and encourages conservation.

The bill now goes to the House of Representatives.

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