By  on July 11, 2013

WASHINGTON — The House, which defeated a comprehensive farm, nutrition and conservation bill in June, passed a scaled-back farm bill on Thursday by a vote of 216 to 208 that has implications for cotton farmers, textile producers and apparel companies.

House Republican leaders stripped out food stamp and nutrition programs from the farm legislation in an attempt to win over conservative Republicans who were seeking larger cuts in food stamp programs in the original measure that was defeated.

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