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House Passes Farm Bill

The vote was 251-166. The five-year bill now goes to the Senate, which is expected to send it to the president's desk.

The House approved a compromise five year farm bill Wednesday. 

The measure would end direct payments to farmers in favor of crop insurance, head off a potential spike in milk prices and cut $8 billion from the food stamp program. 

The bill, which was negotiated for months by bipartisan lawmakers in both chambers, is expected to be taken up soon by the Senate.

The vote was 251-166. The five-year bill now goes to the Senate, which is expected to send it to the president's desk.

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