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Wednesday's votes indicates a strong possibility that the bill, the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012 (S.3240), will pass the Senate Thursday. An agreement over which amendments and how many to consider to the bill was a major hurdle for the farm bill.

The Senate will proceed to vote on the last ten amendments on Thursday and then vote on the amended farm bill, which will have a 60-vote threshold for passage.

Wednesday afternoon Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidMcConnell not yet ready to change rules for Trump nominees The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by CVS Health — Trump’s love-hate relationship with the Senate Trump to press GOP on changing Senate rules MORE (D-Nev.) sounded optimistic that the chamber would pass the farm bill in the next day or so and then proceed to a flood insurance bill.

Just before the Senate adjourned it voted on three amendments by Sen. Saxby ChamblissClarence (Saxby) Saxby ChamblissLobbying World Former GOP senator: Let Dems engage on healthcare bill OPINION: Left-wing politics will be the demise of the Democratic Party MORE (R-Ga.). Two —one on the United States Department of Agriculture moving the date for setting a national sugar import quota and one on wetland conservation requirements— passed while another on repealing funding to a farmers market program failed.

The Senate also approved an amendment by Sens. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinThis week: House GOP regroups after farm bill failure Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by PCMA — Trump hits federally funded clinics with new abortion restrictions Dem lawmaker spars with own party over prison reform MORE (D-Ill.) and Tom CoburnThomas (Tom) Allen CoburnMr. President, let markets help save Medicare Pension insolvency crisis only grows as Congress sits on its hands Paul Ryan should realize that federal earmarks are the currency of cronyism MORE (R-Okla.) over a similar amendment by Sen. John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneHillicon Valley: Mnuchin urges antitrust review of tech | Progressives want to break up Facebook | Classified election security briefing set for Tuesday | Tech CEOs face pressure to appear before Congress Senate GOP urges Trump administration to work closely with Congress on NAFTA Post-Zuckerberg, tech CEOs under pressure to testify MORE (R-S.D.). Both amendments were on limiting premium subsidies by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation but Thune's amendment prohibited studies of the effect of limiting those subsidies if they created administrative costs. Durbin and Coburn's amendment did not include that prohibition.

The Senate resumes consideration of the remaining amendments when it resumes at 10:30 on Thursday.