Prospects of passing a new farm bill took a tumble last month when the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 was voted down 213 to 198 in the House. All signs point to yet another extension of the status quo rather than meaningful reform for the federal agriculture and food stamp programs.
The setback angered both sides, as Democrats denounced stricter work requirements for food stamp recipients and some Republicans expressed dismay that subsidy reform was ignored after bipartisan amendments to rein in crop payment programs were discarded without a vote. Read more here....
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