The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Agricultural Act of 2014 by a vote of 251-166.
The Agricultural Act of 2014 includes the most significant reduction to farm policy spending in history by improving agricultural programs, makes the first reforms to the food stamp program since the welfare reforms of 1996 while maintaining critical food assistance to families in need and includes multiple regulatory relief provisions benefitting agricultural and forestry industries.
The bill now heads to the Senate, which is expected to give final approval by Friday and send the measure to the White House for President Obama's signature.
Wednesday January 29, 2014/ House Committee on Agriculture/ United States.
Thursday January 30/ USAgnet/ United States.