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Farm bill progress in Congress

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WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- There are signs of progress on a new farm bill.

Members of Congress came to initial agreement on a new compromise.

Monday, the House and Senate Agriculture committees announced a bi-partisan farm bill that would essentially preserve food stamp benefits for most Americans who receive them and continue generous subsidies for farmers.

The agreement comes after a more than two-year fight that has threatened to hurt rural lawmakers in an election year.

The House could vote on the bill as soon as Wednesday.

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