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$1 trillion U.S. farm bill to include $9 billion in food stamp cuts

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food stamp cutsCongressional negotiators have a deal on a $1 trillion U.S. farm bill stalled in Congress for two years, a key senator said Monday.

Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said while necessary conferees' signatures had yet to be obtained, the House Rules Committee was expected to meet to get the conference report ready for House floor consideration no later than Wednesday, Roll Call reported.

"We do have an agreement with the four of us [negotiators] and we're in the process of getting signatures right now," Stabenow said. "That process is ongoing, so it's a question of just how long it takes to do that.

"I'm confident we will have a majority of the conferees, and you know, we had strong bipartisan support,"

The final obstacle to an agreement -- the dairy programs -- had been solved, Stabenow said, noting the agreement on dairy programs was the final piece of the puzzle, the Washington publication said.

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