Farm Bill to become law today

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According to POLITICO the Senate approved a new five-year farm bill and sent it on to President Barack Obama for his signature. The 68-32 roll call ends a two-year struggle that split the old farm-food coalition as never before and dramatized the growing isolation of agriculture and rural America in an ever more urban House.

Written off as dead just months ago, the giant five-year measure won final approval from the Senate on a 68-32 roll call and goes next to President Barack Obama for his signature. Throughout the whole drama, Obama has remained remarkably detached, an almost bit player. But Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and his deputy Krysta Harden will move to center stage now as they try to put the pieces in place before spring plantings, just weeks away in some regions of the South.More..

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