Thursday, September 13, 2012
New Farm Bill Would Aid More Md. Farmers, But Hurt Food Stamp Recipients
Both the Senate and the House bills spell the end for Direct Payment subsidies in favor of crop insurance programs. The gridlock stems from disagreement over cuts to the food stamp program, the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP). After the Senate proposed $4.5 billion in cuts to SNAP, the House Agriculture Committee proposed cutting $16.5 billion that would leave an estimated two to three million Americans without food assistance, according to the progressive Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.
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