Senate Passes Farm Bill, Sends To Obama

(Washington, DC) -- An overhaul of American farm policy is headed to President Obama for his signature. The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved a new five-year Farm Bill yesterday that was three years in the making and will give some certainty to Minnesota farmers. The bill ends direct subsidy payments to farmers, cuts food stamp programs by one-percent and preserves existing subsidies. President Obama will sign the measure Friday on the campus of Michigan State University.