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By Jacob Misener

Congressman Adrian Smith votes for new-look federal farm legislation


Daniel Thompson

Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) speaks to residents at an event at the Kimball Chamber of Commerce office earlier this summer. Congressman Smith voted for a new-look farm bill that removes federal food stamp funding last week.

Last week, the Republican-controlled United States House of Representatives forced through a vote on a vastly different Farm Bill than seen in the last four decades – one with no funding for food stamp programs.

With a 216-to-208 vote in favor of the legislation, House leadership was able to gather the necessary votes to pass the measure without a single Democratic vote. One of those who voted in favor of the bill was Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith.

“While this is not the process I would have preferred, today’s vote is a step in the right direction toward enacting longer-term fa...

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