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Farm bill passes Congress

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Farm bill passes Congress

KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congress has approved a farm bill that will benefit berry farmers in Whatcom County.

The bill increases funding for researching specialty crops by 50 percent.

Local red raspberry farmers received more than one-third-million dollars in farm bill research grants last September.

Senator Maria Cantwell says the bill also cuts funding for food stamps by about 1 percent.

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President Obama is expected to sign the farm bill on Friday.