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Farm Bill Advances to President for Signature - Wine Institutute

February 05, 2014

The U.S. Senate and House passed a new Farm Bill, H.R. 2642, the Agricultural Act of 2014 today. The bill, which sets farm policy and spending levels for the next five years, contains a number of programs of importance to the California wine industry. Wine Institute was active in working with legislators, the California Congressional delegation and the Specialty Crop Alliance to ensure its passage. The House passed the bill with a vote of 251-166, with the support of 162 Republicans and 89 Democrats. The Senate approved passage by a vote of 68-32. The bill has been sent to the President's desk for signature