Senate easily passes farm bill 86-11

A farmer in Montana.
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On Thursday, the Senate passed its $867 billion farm bill with a vote of 86-11, one week after the House passed its own measure with only Republicans voting in favor.

The measure funds everything from crop subsidies to food aid to rural development, and now lawmakers must reconcile the differences between the two bills before sending legislation to President Trump.

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Catherine Garcia, The Week US

Catherine Garcia is night editor for TheWeek.com. Her writing and reporting has appeared in Entertainment Weekly and EW.com, The New York Times, The Book of Jezebel, and other publications. A Southern California native, Catherine is a graduate of the University of Redlands and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.