30-01-2014 03:36 AM | USA

US House passes farm subsidy changes

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a Farm Bill, bringing changes in farm subsidy programs and reforms to international food aid one step closer to passage.

The 10-year, $1 trillion bill includes $23 billion in cuts in conservation measures, nutrition programs and crop subsidies.

It ends a politically unpopular $5 billion subsidy that paid farmers regardless of need. In its place, lawmakers added subsidized insurance programs that compensate farmers for crop losses or price declines.
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