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Food Stamps Remain Sticking Point In Farm Bill

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Food Stamps Remain Sticking Point In Farm Bill

House and Senate members of the Farm Bill conference committee are working through differences in their versions in hopes of reaching a compromise by the end of the month.

One of the biggest differences is the amount to be cut from the SNAP program or food stamps. The House is pushing a forty billion dollar cut, while the Senate wants to cut just four billion dollars.

South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson says the four billion dollar cut is enough of a compromise…

 

Johnson says he doesn’t think there is much flexibility in the Senate cut…

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