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Farm bill heads to House, still not a sure bet

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WASHINGTON -- One down, one to go, area farm group leaders say.

As expected, the U.S. Senate on June 10 approved 66-27 a new federal farm bill. That clears the way for the U.S. House to take up its own version of the legislation, expected this week. But farm group leaders worry that the farm bill -- the centerpiece of U.S. food and agricultural policy -- faces a greater challenge in the House than it did in the Senate.

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