Senate Passes Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012 >>

June 29th, 2012

Senate Passes Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012

On June 21st, the Senate passed S. 3240, the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012, also known as the Farm Bill, by a vote of 64-35. The Farm Bill reauthorizes a wide range of programs including agricultural commodities, nutrition, rural development, forestry, and agricultural research and education. The bill authorizes programs for 5 years that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates would result in over $969B of spending over a 10-year period. The House has yet to introduce a bill, but the House Agriculture Committee has scheduled a markup for July 11th.

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