WASHINGTON - Delighting banking industry officials, Congress on Thursday passed compromise legislation that would provide $15 billion for farm aid now and higher crop insurance subsidies over the next five years.

The House adopted the bill on a voice vote before noon, a day after reaching a deal with Senate negotiators to reconcile differing versions of the popular legislation. The Senate approved the compromise bill late Thursday afternoon, 91 to 4, and President Clinton is expected to sign it soon.

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