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A farmer works a field during spring planting. House vote was mostly along party lines, with all but 12 Republicans voting for the farm bill without the food stamp program included. Forum News Service photo.

Lawmakers in House vote along party lines for stripped down farm bill

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The future of federal farm programs is uncertain, at best, after a sharply divided House on Thursday passed a stripped-down farm bill on its second try.


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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.