Senate begins votes on farm bill amendments, rejects proposal to trim food stamp program

The Senate on Tuesday began plowing through 73 amendments to a $500 billion bill that will set farm policy and fund the food stamp program over the next five years. One of its first votes was to reject a proposal to trim food stamp spending. Among the amendments that will be considered are those dealing with putting caps on crop insurance subsidies, and proposals dealing with the sugar growers’ protection program, maple syrup, catfish and aerial surveillance of farmland. Click here to read more…

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