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US House Passes Farm Subsidy Changes

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a Farm Bill, bringing changes in farm subsidy programs and reforms to international food aid one step closer to passage. The 10-year, $1 trillion bill includes $23 billion in cuts in conservation measures, nutrition programs and crop subsidies. It ends a politically unpopular $5 billion subsidy that paid farmers regardless of need.  In its place, lawmakers added subsidized insurance programs that compensate farmers for crop losses or...

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