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Submitted Photo Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., praises the U.S. Senate’s passage of the Agriculture Act of 2014 during a press conference in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.

Finally, a farm bill: Senate passes Agriculture Act of 2014; Obama expected to sign soon


Signaling an end to the messy part of the process, the new farm bill only needs a signature from President Barack Obama to become reality.

Following a 68-32 vote in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, the Agriculture Act of 2014 — widely referred to as the farm bill — cleared its final legislative hurdle. On Jan. 29, the House of Representatives approved the compromised House-Senate version of the long-awaited bill with a 162-63 vote.

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Bryan Horwath
A Wisconsin native, Horwath has been covering news in the Oil Patch of North Dakota since 2012. Horwath currently serves as the senior agriculture and political reporter for The Dickinson Press and, despite the team's tendency to always let him down, remains a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan.
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