House to debate bill that helps farmers

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WASHINGTON, D.C.– Storm victims are not the only ones receiving help from Washington; struggling farmers could be getting some help from Capitol Hill too.

The Senate passed a $500 billion farm bill, which expands government subsidies while making small cuts to food stamps.

The measure would provide subsidies for crop insurance, rice and peanuts.

It would also eliminate money paid to farmers who aren’t planting crops.

The legislation would cost nearly $100 billion each year for five years.

The House will debate its version of the bill later this month.