House votes down $876 billion farm bill

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House representatives failed to pass the controversial $876 billion farm bill Friday, with a vote of 213 to 198. 

House Democrats were unanimous in their opposition to the bill, with 30 Republicans joining them. 

Following the vote, House Speaker Paul Ryan took steps to call for a revote in the future, but it is not clear when the measure will come up for debate again. 

A member of the Kern County Farm Bureau said he was disappointed by the outcome. 

“Maybe all of the farming community is disappointed,” crop insurance agent Todd Snider said. “It’s just you see a lot of work that you put into it, and other partners put in work to help move this farm bill along.” 

Snider said he is still holding out hope to getting a good farm bill in the future. 

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