Ending years of political battles, the Senate vote Tuesday sends the measure to President Obama, who is expected to sign it.
The bill provides a financial cushion for farmers who face unpredictable weather and market conditions. But the bulk of its nearly $100 billion-a-year cost is for the food stamp program, which aids 1 in 7 Americans.
House Republicans had hoped to trim the bill's costs, but conservatives were eventually outnumbered as the Democratic Senate, the White House and a bipartisan coalition of farm-state lawmakers supported it.
The legislation cuts the food stamp program about 1 percent; the House had pushed for five times that amount.
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