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Farm Bill Passes out of Senate

OPB | June 22, 2012 9:06 a.m. | Updated: Sept. 10, 2013 11:40 p.m.

The Farm Bill mainly serves two purposes:

  • Aid farmers in case of bad crops or devastating weather
  • Provide funds to nutritional programs and food stamps

On Thursday, the House passed a version of the Farm Bill that would cost nearly $1 trillion dollars over ten years. The aid programs would shift from direct fixed payments to subsidizing insurance programs for crops.

The bill may face a harder road through the House of Representatives, where the Republican majority wants to see cuts to the food stamps program.

What does the farm bill mean to you? What amendments do you want the House to add?



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