Farm Bill Clears Second Hurdle

Despite a veto threat, the highly anticipated and much needed farm bill cleared another hurdle today. The US Senate passed the $290 billion bill, which provides $200 million for nutrition programs such as food stamps and emergency food aid while more than $40 billion dollars are earmarked to subsidize rice, cotton, and other crops. President Bush says the bill is too expensive promising to veto the legislation.   However, congress approved the bill with enough votes to override a veto.