February 11, 2014

Obama signs sprawling U.S. farm bill, lauds rural progress

In a large barn smelling faintly of horses, President Barack Obama signed the $956 billion farm bill into law on Friday, comparing the five-year law to “a Swiss Army knife” because of the variety of ways it can support jobs in America. “It multi tasks,” Obama said, describing how the law supports not only farmers and ranchers but poor families on food stamps, researchers working on biofuels, and businesses developing and exporting new products from rural America. Read More

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