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July 12, 2013

House approves farm bill, without food stamps

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STILLWATER —

The House bill eliminates the long-running practice of making direct payments to farmers regardless of crop yields, market prices or the economy. Instead, producers will participate in crop-insurance programs.

The Senate already has passed a farm bill that includes social nutrition programs. The bills will have to be blended in conference committee.

Lucas said he will work with House and Senate colleagues to put a farm bill on the president’s desk in the coming months.

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