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Senate Passes Farm Bill

Posted on 6/28/2012 by Chris Heiss in 2012 Farm Bill

Progress continues on the Farm Bill, as the U.S. Senate successfully passed its version by a vote of 64-35.

For NCTA members a few things stand out. First, the Senate-passed bill protects, and in some cases enhances, programs for the specialty crop sector, including Christmas Trees and nursery crops. These programs provide significant funding to address plant pest and disease prevention, research, and block grants for promotion and other purposes.