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Senate approves their version of the farm bill

Mitch McConnell.
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The Senate passed a five-year, $857 billion farm bill 86-11 on Thursday.

One big thing: The Senate's version of the bill, unlike the House's, doesn't include changes to the SNAP program, but the legislation does contain "minor tweaks such as extending job training pilot programs ... and establishing a new pilot related to income verification," reprots Reuters. The last time a farm bill was passed was in 2014.