Farm Bill Principles: The Fight Over Food Stamps

January 25, 2018 12:02 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is rolling out the Trump administration’s vision for the 2018 farm bill. The ag department is calling the four-page document “the statement of principles.” 

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue rolled out the farm bill plan during a town hall meeting in Pennsylvania. While the farm bill is generated by the House of Representatives, Perdue hopes lawmakers will use the document as a guide to craft legislation. 

Some text in the document has an emphasis on making sure Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients are back to work, which is a priority for the GOP. 

AgDay national reporter Betsy Jibben talks with Farm Journal policy analyst, Jim Wiesemeyer about the how the administration wants a closer connection between work and the benefit.

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Spell Check

bad axe, MI
1/26/2018 06:49 AM

  We'll all be on food stamps when we have to start paying back the 70 trillion we owe. That's coming thanks to the IMF and the WORLD BANK did to our currency last October, Argentina here we come.


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