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House passes Farm Bill

The House of Representatives has passed a five-year Farm Bill by a vote of 251-166.

The vote took place just two days after conferees from the House and Senate had hammered out differences in competing versions of the bill, a process that lasted months.


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The United Fresh Produce Association applauded the bill’s progress and provisions for specialty crops.

“We appreciate the leadership and hard work provided by House Chairman Frank Lucas, Ranking Member Collin Peterson and other members of the House in support of this bill,” United Fresh president and CEO Tom Stenzel said in a press release. “We look forward to working with our Senate colleagues later in this week to ensure this bill also passes the Senate.”

A Senate vote on the bill could take place later this week, according to reports.

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