Presidents signs farm bill

By WEEK Producer

February 7, 2014 Updated Feb 7, 2014 at 11:58 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Obama signed the nearly trillion dollar farm bill Friday.

Under the bill, farmers get a financial cushion.

Millions of the needy get the cushion of food stamps.

That program is cut by one-percent, far less that republicans demanded.

"You don't always get what you want and you don't when you compromise," said state representative Cheri Bustos. "Overall I think we did a great job for the family farmers. They have crop insurance, which was the number one request I heard from family farmers."

Bustos was speaking today before members of the local farm bureau in Peoria.

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