Posted August 15, 2013
The CEO of the conservative Heritage Action organization, Michael Needham, has called for a one-year extension of the existing farm bill, according to The Hill.
House leaders are now drafting a new “food stamp bill with $40 billion in cuts over 10 years, twice the cuts made in the failed farm bill.” The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (commonly referred to as “food stamps”) has been a contentious issue in Congress. Needham’s comments “signal that his group could oppose” the effort to separate SNAP benefits from the remainder of the farm bill in the House.
The current farm bill will expire on September 30. For more information on recent farm bill developments, recent blog articles are available hereand here. For more information about farm bills, please visit the National Agricultural Law Center website here, including its Farm Bills page and a free-of-charge database of Congressional Research Service Reports. Another excellent resource for daily updates on the farm bill is Farmpolicy.com, available here.