By JIM ABRAMSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate on Thursday completed a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that cuts farm subsidies and land conservation spending by about $2 billion a year but largely protects sugar growers and some 46 million food stamp benefi
By SHANNON YOUNGAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - Record-breaking heat scorched the Northeast for the second straight day Thursday, breaking records from Vermont to Delaware and sending people flocking to beaches, pools and air-conditioned museums to stay cool.
By The Associated Press
Main components of the five-year farm and food bill that is heading for a vote in the Senate on Thursday:
-The bill spends nearly $500 billion over its five-year life, or nearly $969 billion over 10 years.