The amendment's approval came during an almost day-long series of votes on 73 amendments to the farm bill.
Just before and just after the Senate approved the maple syrup amendment, it also approved three other amendments by voice vote. The Senate approved an amendment sponsored by Sen. Mark WarnerMark WarnerTrump's pick for intel chief to get hearing next week A guide to the committees: Senate Report: Senate Intel Committee asks agencies to keep records related to Russian probe MORE (D-Va.) aimed at improving broadband access in rural areas. An amendment by Sen. Ron WydenRon WydenMnuchin aiming for tax reform by August Dems rip Trump administration for revoking Obama's transgender directive IPAB’s Medicare cuts will threaten seniors’ access to care MORE (D-Ore.) modifying a provision in the farm bill on locally produced foods was approved. Sen. John BoozmanJohn BoozmanA guide to the committees: Senate GOP considers ways to ‘modernize’ endangered species law GOP senators unveil bill to give Congress control of consumer bureau budget MORE's (R-Ark.) amendment aimed at improving research and information dissemination on food and agriculture was approved by voice vote as well.
Another amendment, also by Wyden, creating a test program for feeding impoverished Americans was approved by division vote.
The Senate defeated an amendment by Sen. Mike LeeMike LeeCongress must reform civil asset forfeiture laws A guide to the committees: Senate Top antitrust senators call for Sessions to scrutinize AT&T-Time Warner merger MORE (R-Utah) repealing two federal conservation programs in a vote of 15 to 84. The two programs were the conservation stewardship program and the conservation reserve program.
Another amendment by Boozman redirecting funds from food stamps to the Secretary of Agriculture in order to make commodity purchases for food banks was also defeated, 35 to 63.