BILL TO OVERHAUL FARM POLICY SENT TO PRESIDENT

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Congress has forwarded to the White House a massive bill that would overhaul the nation's farm policy for the next seven years. President Clinton was expected to sign the bill into law last week.The bill would phase out decades-old federal programs that pay farmers to limit the planting of certain crops, like wheat and corn, and also subsidize farmers when market prices are low.

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Congress has forwarded to the White House a massive bill that would overhaul the nation's farm policy for the next seven years. President Clinton was expected to sign the bill into law last week.

The bill would phase out decades-old federal programs that pay farmers to limit the planting of certain crops, like wheat and corn, and also subsidize farmers when market prices are low. In their place would be a system of fixed but declining payments over the next seven y

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