By a vote of 66 to 27, the U.S. Senate passed the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013, otherwise known as the Farm Bill, which places more emphasis on the Federal Crop Insurance Program as the primary risk management tool for U.S. farmers.
A one-year stop-gap bill similar to this one was put in place to avoid expiration last year; a last-minute amendment from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) was rejected.
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