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Farm Bill vote expected
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - We're watching Washington as the Senate is scheduled to vote on final passage of the Farm Bill Monday.
The bill would cut $24 billion from farm spending over 10 years, including a $4 billion reduction to food stamps.
Agriculture Committee Chairwoman and Senator from Michigan Debbie Stabenow says it supports 16 million jobs.
It shifts farm subsidies away from direct payments to farmers and toward expanded crop insurance.
The House is working on a rival, $940 billion Farm Bill, and is expected to vote on it later this month.
The Farm Bill sets the nation's agriculture policy and expires every five years.