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Latta supports Farm Bill

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On Thursday, the U.S. House, by a 216-208 vote passed an extension of the farm bill but not without making some major changes. Like cutting funding for food stamps and eliminating direct subsidies to farmers.

Many republicans, including Bob Latta of Ohio voted for the bill.

Congressman Latta says changes in the farm bill were way overdue.

The U.S. Senate still has to consider their version before a September 30th deadline.  

If the bill doesn't pass, it would revert back to 1949 law, forcing the federal government to make purchases of farm products and causing items such as milk, cheese, and butter to almost double in price.

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