Jan 29, 2014 at 9:40 am
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) The U.S. House votes on a new five year Farm Bill today.
The maajority of spending in the bill is tied to nutrition programs--primarily the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programh-or SNAP--better known as food stamps.
Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann says she'd like to see funding for nutrition programs parceled out of the Farm Bill, but that won't happen.
Bachmann says spending on SNAP has increased 69-percent during the Obama Administration, a number she says is unacceptable.
SNAP funding will be cut about one-percent under the new Farm Bill. That's a number lower than Republicans wanted, and one that Democrats can live with.
The bill calls for an end to direct payments to farmers, but a continuing subsidy for major crops such as corn, soybeans wheat, rice and cotton.
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