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House passes farm bill, crop subsidies preserved

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After more than two years of partisan squabbles over food and farm policy, the House passed and sent to the Senate Wednesday an almost $100 billion-a-year, compromise farm bill containing a small cut in food stamps and preserving most crop subsidies. White House spokesman Jay Carney said shortly after the vote that President Barack Obama would sign the bill if it reaches his desk. The measure, which the House approved 251-166, had backing from the ...

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