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Published July 11, 2013, 07:19 PM

Scaled-down version of a massive farm bill has passed

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- A scaled-down version of a massive farm bill has passed the Republican controlled house by a vote of 216-208.

By: WDAY, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- A scaled-down version of a massive farm bill has passed the Republican controlled house by a vote of 216-208.

The GOP scrambled to get the bill to the floor after making a decision to drop a politically sensitive food stamp section.

The plan faced opposition from Democrats, farm groups and conservative groups.

But Majority Leader Eric Cantor convinced Republican members that this was the best chance to get the bill passed and erase the embarrassment of the June defeat.

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