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Template:Senate Farm Bill Dem No

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Voted "No" On February 4, 2014, the Democratic controlled Senate approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[1] It passed the Senate with a vote of 68-32. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[2] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[2] {{{Name}}} was one of nine Democratic senators who voted against the bill.