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Farm Bill Vote Today

The U.S. House is expected to vote today on a bipartisan farm bill unveiled Tuesday. The tentative deal includes cuts in the food stamp program and a change in the agricultural subsidy system. Under the bipartisan agreement, up to $90 per month could be cut from food stamps, affecting 850,000 recipients. The cut also translates to about $800 million per year, or about one percent. Reports say the agreement means eight billion dollars from the food stamp program over the next ten years. Republicans earlier pushed for a nearly 40 billion dollar cut.

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