U.S. House Passes 5-Year Farm Bill
    2014-01-30 01:03:20     Xinhua       Web Editor: Wang

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a long-delayed farm bill that would set the country's agricultural policy for the next five years.

The Republican-led House passed the legislation easily with a vote of 251 to 166, after congressional negotiators on Monday reached a bipartisan agreement on the bill.

The Senate is expected to vote and pass the bill as early as next week. The House and Senate agricultural leaders said they expected President Barack Obama would sign the bill into law. It would become another bipartisan achievement for a divided U.S. Congress after the two-year budget deal reached last month.

The last five-year farm bill was passed in 2008 and its provisions were extended an additional year as part of a budget deal in January 2013.

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