Bankers are anxiously waiting to find out if President Clinton will follow through on his threats to veto legislation that would provide emergency aid to farmers.

On Tuesday the Senate voted 55-43 to approve a $56 billion appropriations bill that includes $4.2 billion in assistance for farmers hurt by poor weather and record-low commodity prices driven down by the growing global economic crisis.

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