The vote on the farm bill amendment on Tuesday was 45 to 54.
The chamber also voted against another amendment by DeMint that would prohibit the Secretary of Agriculture from making certain loan guarantees.
The chamber did, however, approve four amendments by voice Tuesday evening. Sen. Kay HaganKay HaganLinking repatriation to job creation Former Sen. Kay Hagan in ICU after being rushed to hospital GOP senator floats retiring over gridlock MORE's (D-N.C.) amendment aimed at making crop insurance more accessible, DeMint's amendment expressing the sense of the Senate's disapproval if the farm bill interferes "with the free market," Sen. John KerryJohn KerryFormer Obama officials say Netanyahu turned down secret peace deal: AP How dealmaker Trump can resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict John Kerry to teach at Yale on global issues MORE's (D-Mass.) amendment extending emergency loan eligibility for commercial fishermen and Sen. Mary LandrieuMary LandrieuFive unanswered questions after Trump's upset victory Pavlich: O’Keefe a true journalist Trump’s implosion could cost GOP in Louisiana Senate race MORE's (D-La.) amendment modifying a section of the farm bill on rural development all passed.
Additionally, an amendment by DeMint that prohibits "mandatory or compulsory check off programs" was defeated in a vote of 20-79.