U.S. Senate approves 2013 Farm Bill - Test

U.S. Senate approves 2013 Farm Bill

WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- The U.S. Senate approved a new version of the Farm Bill.

The 5-year, $500 billion bill would expand subsidies for crop insurance and make small cuts to the food stamp program.

Wisconsin's senators were split on the vote. Democrat Sen. Tammy Baldwin voted for the bill and Republican Sen. Ron Johnson voted against it.

"Wisconsin's family farmers have been an engine for our state's economy for generations. The farm bill makes important investments in our rural communities and supports an industry critical to our state's economy," Baldwin said. "I was proud to work across party lines and support this legislation because it will help move Wisconsin's economy forward."

"I voted against the Farm Bill. Its positive provisions, such as improved risk management, are outweighed by negative ones, such as government regulated dairy supply management and sugar subsidies," said Johnson. "I hope the Senate can soon begin work on legislation that genuinely addresses the real problems that farm and dairy families are dealing with every day."

 

The House of Representatives is working on its own legislation and it's expected to take it up as early as this month.

The old Farm Bill expired last year.

 

  • Act Test Content ClassificationAct Test Content ClassificationMore>>

  • test test test test TTTTEEEESSSSDTTTT

    act test

    test test test test TTTTEEEESSSSDTTTT

    Thursday, April 10 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-04-10 18:23:54 GMT
    Thursday, April 10 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-04-10 18:23:54 GMT
    test test test test TTTTEEEESSSSDTTTTtest test test test TTTTEEEESSSSDTTTTtest test test test TTTTEEEESSSSDTTTTtest test test test TTTTEEEESSSSDTTTTtest test test test TTTTEEEESSSSDTTTTtest test test test TTTTEEEESSSSDTTTTtest test test test TTTTEEEESSSSDTTTTMore>>
    test test test test TTTTEEEESSSSDTTTTtest test test test TTTTEEEESSSSDTTTTtest test test test TTTTEEEESSSSDTTTTtest test test test TTTTEEEESSSSDTTTTtest test test test TTTTEEEESSSSDTTTTtest test test test TTTTEEEESSSSDTTTTtest test test test TTTTEEEESSSSDTTTTMore>>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WNOW and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.