Sunday, January 26, 2014

Agreement on U.S. Farm Bill

The Washington Post reports that an agreement on the U.S. Farm Bill could be reached and completed, possibly by Monday. The U.S. Farm Bill has been long overdue, with an extension that ended September 30, 2013. The five-year farm bill covers issues ranging from domestic crop subsidies to Food Stamps. One of the most recent disputes of the bill is John Boehner's opposition of dairy price supports included in the Dairy Security Act, an act pushed by Collin Peterson, the top Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee. Furthermore, negotiators report that there is an agreement to cut the food stamp program by $8 billion over the next ten years.

To read more about the bill, go here.

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