UPDATE: Bipartisan Agreement On Farm Bill Passes In House - Northern Michigan's News Leader

UPDATE: Bipartisan Agreement On Farm Bill Passes In House

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For more than 2 years, the Farm Bill has been up in the air.

A 5-year Farm bill has passed the House and will now head to the Senate.

The Farm Bill will make small cuts to food stamp benefits for more than a million Americans who get them, in Michigan, they're known as Bridge Cards.

The plan would cut about 1% from the program instead of the 5% previously proposed.

The bill also continues generous subsidies for farmers. 

Tuesday, 9&10 News spoke with the Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Senator Debbie Stabenow, from Michigan to break down what this move means for us in northern Michigan.

The Senate is expected to pass the bill and send it along for President Obama's signature.
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