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House passes farm bill without food stamp provisions

WASHINGTON — The bill splits agriculture policy from nutrition funding, but opponents say it has no chance of becoming law in the future.

The agriculture-only farm bill passed the House in spite of fierce opposition from Democrats, including Rep. Tim Walz of Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District.
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In a statement after the vote, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Sen. Debbie Stabenow called the House bill “not a real farm bill and an insult to rural America,” but said the Senate would go to a joint committee if the House did. 

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