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The Senate farm bill amendment was approved by voice vote. The amendment grants the Secretary of Agriculture the ability to issue grants that promote education, sustainability and promotion of marketing for maple syrup and the maple syrup industry.

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 Robert WarnerElection security bills face GOP buzzsaw Election security bills face GOP buzzsaw Trump puts GOP in tough spot with remarks on foreign 'dirt' MORE (D-Va.) aimed at improving broadband access in rural areas. An amendment by Sen. Ron WydenRonald (Ron) Lee WydenOn The Money: Pelosi says no debt ceiling hike until deal on spending caps | McConnell pressures White House to strike budget deal | Warren bill would wipe out billions in student debt | Senate passes IRS reform bill On The Money: Pelosi says no debt ceiling hike until deal on spending caps | McConnell pressures White House to strike budget deal | Warren bill would wipe out billions in student debt | Senate passes IRS reform bill Senate passes bipartisan IRS modernization bill MORE (D-Ore.) modifying a provision in the farm bill on locally produced foods was approved. Sen. John BoozmanJohn Nichols BoozmanMcConnell ups pressure on White House to get a budget deal McConnell ups pressure on White House to get a budget deal There is a severe physician shortage and it will only worsen 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 LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeOvernight Defense: Latest on House defense bill markup | Air Force One, low-yield nukes spark debate | House Dems introduce resolutions blocking Saudi arms sales | Trump to send 1,000 troops to Poland Overnight Defense: Latest on House defense bill markup | Air Force One, low-yield nukes spark debate | House Dems introduce resolutions blocking Saudi arms sales | Trump to send 1,000 troops to Poland Senators clinch votes to rebuke Trump on Saudi arms sale 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.