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U.S. House passes long-overdue farm bill

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By Eric Beech

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a nearly $1 trillion farm bill on Wednesday that cuts food stamps and ends a direct subsidy to farmers, while expanding government-backed crop insurance programs.

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The measure passed easily by 251 votes to 166. The bill is more than a year overdue after congressional negotiators struggled to forge a compromise.

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