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 WarnerSenators introduce dueling miners bills Kaine, Warner press Trump White House to repair Arlington Memorial Bridge Health pick’s trades put STOCK Act in spotlight MORE (D-Va.) aimed at improving broadband access in rural areas. An amendment by Sen. Ron WydenRon WydenSenate Finance panel to hold Price hearing next week Overnight Finance: Price puts stock trading law in spotlight | Lingering questions on Trump biz plan | Sanders, Education pick tangle over college costs Trump Treasury pick gets support from ex-mortgage assistance leader MORE (D-Ore.) modifying a provision in the farm bill on locally produced foods was approved. Sen. John BoozmanJohn BoozmanSenators inviting Trump to speak at National Prayer Breakfast One bipartisan priority: Broadband Internet access infrastructure Ark., Texas senators put cheese dip vs. queso to the test 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 LeePaul, Lee call on Trump to work with Congress on foreign policy Right renews push for term limits as Trump takes power Conservatives press Trump on Supreme Court pick 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.