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Farm Bill Signed

A massive farm bill is in the books. President Obama signed the measure during an appearance at Michigan State University in East Lansing Friday. Leelenau County fruit farmer Ben LaCross introduced the President. The nearly one trillion dollar bill funds agricultural programs for five years. It reforms subsidies and cuts about eight-billion dollars from federal food stamp programs. The farm bill was hung up in Congress for a couple of years over disputes about subsidies, dairy pricing, crop insurance and the food stamp programs. It finally cleared the Senate this week after earlier approval by the House.

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