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To: Red Badger

What to Know About That Big Ole Farm Bill

Y’all heard about this Farm Bill that’s hit the Senate? It’s kind of a big deal as deals out some HALF TRILLION DOLLARS on crop insurance, conservation and nutrition programs. It includes legislation on programs that affects urbanites like SNAP (aka food stamps) as well as farmers and of course, you, the consumer. And not only is it big money, but a BIG bill – over 900 pages containing legislation on hundreds of programs. Here’s a quick rundown of which parts of this behemoth you should concern yourself with:

most of the bill’s $969 billion budget, nearly $800 billion is made up in SNAP spending. So a 4.5 bil cut doesn’t seem like a big deal, but with 1 in 7 Americans on food stamps (46 million people), this is a big deal.*

http://blog.locallectual.com/?p=7062


40 posted on 08/08/2012 2:07:19 PM PDT by kcvl
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41 posted on 08/08/2012 9:02:53 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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