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Farm Bill Will Provide Thousands Of Nevadans With Food Aid

An $867 billion farm bill was passed by the U.S. House Wednesday after Senate approval earlier this week.

The bill includes food aid for roughly 440,000 Nevadans and promotes rural agriculture programs for the state’s farmers and livestock producers.

Nevada’s congressional delegation, including Democrats Dina Titus, Jacky Rosen and Ruben Kihuen and Republican Mark Amodei all voted for the bill.

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On Tuesday, Senators voted to pass a compromise version of the legislation that took out a measure requiring states to impose work requirements on food stamp recipients.

Both Republican Senator Dean Heller and Democratic Senator Catherine Cortez Masto voted to approve the bill.

About 15 percent of Nevadans received food aid under SNAP in 2017.

President Donald Trump is expected to sign the bill into law next week.