After months of wrangling, the U.S. Senate passed a five-year, $307 billion farm bill Thursday with a vote of 81-15, less than 24 hours after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill, 318-106.

Local opinions on the bill were divided, but leaders of both the House and Senate expect to be able to override President George W. Bush's anticipated veto of the bill.

Jason Dagger, organization director for the Ohio Farm Bureau for Champaign, Clark and Madison counties, said the bill was long overdue, as the 2002 Farm Bill expired in September of 2007.

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