Friday, July 27, 2007

House Farm Bill Passes

The U.S. House of Representatives passed its 2007 Farm Bill on Friday.

The bill passed on a vote of 231-191, despite strong Republican opposition to a provision to fund the bill by closing a tax loophole that has been exploited by multi-national corporations.

The U.S. Senate ag committee is expected to begin writing its version of the farm bill in early September, under the chairmanship of Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa.

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