The Farm Bill has passed the Senate by a margin of 86-11. The Senate considered several amendments to reform crop insurance and check-off programs before the passage, but those amendments failed.
Issues involving trade with Cuba, tariffs, and the SNAP program slowed final versions of the bill, but ultimately, the bipartisan effort worked. The Senate legislation did not have dramatic changes to the farm bill but does make some slight alterations that have gained support from agriculture groups.
Passing the farm bill prior to the July 4th recess gives Congress some time to come together and present a unified bill to the President before the bill expires on September 30th.