WASHINGTON — In defiance of a veto threat by President Bush, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 2007 Farm Bill with a 318-106 vote this week. The Senate followed yesterday by approving the bill 81-15. The White House has repeatedly threatened to veto the legislation, claiming that, despite several compromises written into the bill since December 2007, it is still too generous with federal subsidies to growers of crops such as corn, wheat, soybeans and cotton. While some groups, ...

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