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Senate Passes Farm Billenate passed the subsidies-laden Farm Bill last week, 64-35. The bill, expected to be signed by President Bush, is said to cost 80% more than existing programs, or an estimated $190 billion in farm subsidies over the next 10 years. The Food Marketing Institute opposes a labeling provision in the bill that would require meat and produce to be labeled according to country of origin.

Senate Passes Farm Bill

enate passed the subsidies-laden Farm Bill last week, 64-35. The bill, expected to be signed by President Bush, is said to cost 80% more than existing programs, or an estimated $190 billion in farm subsidies over the next 10 years. The Food Marketing Institute opposes a labeling provision in the bill that would require meat and produce to be labeled according to country of origin. FMI called it "extremely poor public policy," saying it would be cumbersome

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