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Obama Signs Farm Bill

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February 07, 2014 AT 12:54 PM
President Obama signed the bipartisan farm bill Friday, saying it will promote agriculture, provide more money for research into the environment and energy, and feed hungry Americans through the food stamp program. Obama also compared the bill to baseball star Mike Trout, saying both can do a little bit of everything. The five-year bill -- approved by Congress this week after years of fierce debate -- expands federal crop insurance. The new law "helps rural communities grow" and "gives farmers some certainty," while also helping "make sure America's children don't go hungry," Obama said.