It is expected the Senate will soon pass the legislation and that President Obama will sign it into law.
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With the Agriculture Act of 2014, the Farm Bill, headed to the Senate for final consideration, the 950-page bill is, as expected, drawing mixed reaction among lawmakers and agricultural industry stakeholders. The House passed the conference report by a margin of 251-166, and it is expected the Senate will soon pass the legislation and that President Obama will sign it into law.
After working through contentious policy issues ranging from commodity subsidy programs, nutrition assistance and dairy programs, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) said the final product fulfills expectations set by the American people. Agricultural organizations from the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Farmers Union, and many commodity specific trade organizations were also quick to praise the House passage of the bill.