Senate approves 2018 Farm Bill

(WCJB) -- Congress is about to "sow the seeds" of American agriculture for the next five years; the Senate has approved the 2018 farm bill.

The five-year bill covers agriculture and food aid programs and comes at a cost of $867,000,000,000.

North Central Florida House members Ted Yoho and Neal Dunn both sat on the conference committee tasked with hammering out differences between the House and Senate versions.

The final version was approved 87-13 by the Senate with Florida Democrat Bill Nelson in favor and Republican Marco Rubio against.

The bill now goes to the house.