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5 things to know about the massive farm bill

Larry Hasheider walks along one of his corn fields on his farm in Okawville, Ill, Oct. 16, 2013. Cuts in food stamps, continued subsidies to farmers and victories for animal rights advocates. The massive farm bill heading toward final passage this week has broad implications for just about every American from the foods we eat to what we pay for them.
Photographer: The Associated Press
Larry Hasheider walks along one of his corn fields on his farm in Okawville, Ill, Oct. 16, 2013. Cuts in food stamps, continued subsidies to farmers and victories for animal rights advocates. The massive farm bill heading toward final passage this week has broad implications for just about every American from the foods we eat to what we pay for them.
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Cuts to food stamps, continued subsidies to farmers and victories for animal rights advocates. The massive, five-year farm bill heading toward final passage this week has broad implications for just about every American, from the foods we eat to what we pay for them. Support for farmers through the subsidies included in the legislation helps determine the price of food and what is available. And money for food stamps helps the neediest Americans who might ...

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