Farm Bill Passes Senate

Randall Weiseman General, Specialty Crops

The Senate passed the 2007 Farm Bill on Thursday by an even larger margin than the House – voting 81 to 15 in favor of the Farm, Nutrition and Bioenergy Act of 2008, despite the threat of a presidential veto.

Senate Ag Committee ranking Republican Saxby Chambliss of Georgia says the bill is good for farmers, better for the hungry.

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Senate Ag Committee chairman Tom Harkin of Iowa says the bill is a win-win for agriculture and the public and is especially good for specialty crop growers.

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