Members of the House of Representatives fought bitterly over a revised version of the farm bill Thursday, but in the end House Republicans were able to accomplish what they couldn't two weeks ago: pass the bill. The 216 to 208 tally was close to party-line, with 12 Republicans joining all of the Democrats in opposition.
The revision to the bill was the exclusion of the nutrition portion of the policy. Cuts to the "SNAP" program, or food stamps, had been a major hangup between the Democrats and Republicans. House Republicans say they plan to vote on separate legislation covering food stamps at a later
Steve Verett, Plains Cotton Growers Executive Vice President, discussed the potential impact of the bill on local producers with FOX 34's Jeff Klotzman. Click the video to see their discussion.