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Farm bill fails in House

Farm bill fails in House

The House rejected a sweeping Farm Bill Thursday to the dismay of farmers across the nation.

The roughly half trillion dollar Republican measure aimed to fund agriculture for five years, including crop subsidies and also made deep cuts in food stamps.

Steve Ammerman with the New York Farm Bureau was hoping to see the bill pass, and have the tough questions involving items like food stamps be hashed out.

“There are real concerns about how steep those cuts are,” Ammerman said. “We are going to have to figure out a fair approach to help farmers and those who need assistance to put food on their tables.”

The Senate recently passed its own version of an agriculture bill with a sizeable bipartisan majority vote.

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