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What is the farm bill?
Associated Press, by Mary Clare Jalonick

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/4/2014 6:29:13 PM

WASHINGTON— The huge, five-year farm bill that Congress sent to President Obama on Tuesday sets policy for hundreds of programs, including farm subsidies and food stamps. It would make small cutbacks to both, eliminating some subsidy programs and cutting the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program by $800 million a year, or 1 percent. Conservatives had proposed much higher cuts. President Obama is scheduled to sign the bill in East Lansing, Mich. on Friday. Some questions and answers about the farm bill and its politics: Q: What is the farm bill? A: It´s a wide-ranging bill, usually written every five years, that

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ribicon, 2/4/2014 6:51:05 PM     (No. 9719592)

Food stamp cuts amounting to 0.2% per year over a 5-year span? My word, the Republicans are throwing the poor and the elderly to the wolves!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/4/2014 10:26:04 PM     (No. 9719766)

More save it here, send it there.

Does the grand plan allocate for the millions added to food assistance when they pass an amnesty bill or more qualify for Medicaid under Zippycare, a path to food stamps ?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: belwhatter, 2/5/2014 4:01:17 AM     (No. 9719899)

A farm bill in its true sense should be formulated to help farmers bring their crops to market, not another means of loading up the pork barrels for different states to feast on. Sen. Patty Murray has already sent out a letter rejoicing how many ways other than direct aid to farmers the pork is being distributed - lefties thrive on this sort of practice.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mickeymat, 2/5/2014 9:30:45 AM     (No. 9720208)

It adds a tax on home heating oil. Those of us in rural areas don´t have much choice in heating our homes and heating oil prices are out of control but Congress thinks we need to raise the cost even more. In addition the bill laughingly says providers are forbidden from passing the cost of the tax onto their customers. hahahahahahahaha. Who´s going to enforce that? It sounds like Obama´s answer to the health insurance birth control elements-that it´s free so why would churches have any problem with it? How do these dummies get elected?

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