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Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH) clasp hands as U.S. President Barack Obama signs the Farm Bill into law at Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan February 7, 2014. The nearly $1 trillion Farm Bill trims food stamps for the poor, expands federal crop insurance and ends direct payments to farmers. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Obama signs sprawling Farm Bill, lauds rural progress

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EAST LANSING, Michigan (Reuters) - In a large barn smelling faintly of horses, President Barack Obama signed the $956 billion Farm Bill into law on Friday, comparing the five-year law to "a Swiss Army knife" because of the variety of ways it can support jobs in America.

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