Farm bill heads to Obama following Senate approval

|By:, SA News Editor

The Senate has voted 68-32 to approve a five-year farm bill that includes spending of $956.4B over 10 years and savings of $23B.

The measures cut food stamps by $8.6B over the next decade and ends a $5B annual crop-subsidy program, with insurance becoming the main source of farm aid. The legislation also ensures that the U.S. won't revert to a 1949 law that could double milk prices.

With the House having authorized the bill, it is due to go to President Obama for his signature.