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Published June 06, 2013, 06:40 PM

New farm bill clears senate hurdle

A new Farm Bill is one step closer to passing. A vote by the US senate today sets up passage of the bill for next week. Senator Al Franken says the five year bill delivers the certainty Minnesota farmers need.

A new Farm Bill is one step closer to passing. A vote by the US senate today sets up passage of the bill for next week. Senator Al Franken says the five year bill delivers the certainty Minnesota farmers need.

It saves the sugar program by rejecting amendments that would have reformed subsidies and import restrictions. Franken says it also creates energy jobs.

Franken: Talking about advanced bio fuels, wind, Minnesota leads in that technology."

The Senate Farm Bill will save 24 billion dollars from the federal deficit. A House committee passed its version of a farm bill in May.

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