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Franken says the Senate to vote soon on new farm bill


WILLMAR — The Senate is expected to vote very soon on the farm bill, officially called the Agricultural Act of 2014, and Sen. Al Franken is calling the bill a bipartisan effort that is not perfect, but does modernize farm programs, provide jobs and reduce the deficit.

“It’s a good bipartisan bill that will give Minnesota farmers and farmers across the country the certainty they need for the future,” Franken said in a conference call with media Thursday morning.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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