MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A massive, five-year Farm Bill is heading to President Donald Trump’s desk.
The House easily passed it in a 369-47 vote Wednesday night, after it previously passed in the Senate.READ MORE: Twin Cities Man Dies After Being Struck By Car In Alexandria
The $867 billion bill reauthorizes agriculture and conservation programs, funds trade programs, expands support for struggling dairy farmers and legalizes the cultivation of industrial hemp.READ MORE: Minnesota Nears 400 Traffic Deaths This Year, Outpacing 2020
It also addresses the opioid epidemic in rural areas, along with access to broadband internet.
One thing it does not include is stricter work requirements for food stamp participants, something Trump had supported. Also left out were several controversial forestry changes.MORE NEWS: Burnsville Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Meth Out Of Hotel Rooms
The president is expected to sign it.