May 10, 2013

Stabenow’s Farm Bill Draft Eliminates Direct Payments

Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) released her draft of the 2013 farm bill Thursday. The committee estimates the bill would save $23 billion over the next 10 years and eliminates direct payments to farmers, replacing them with stronger crop insurance and price-based supports.
The Senate farm bill would also eliminate over 100 conservation programs while consolidating others and increase accountability in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. 


The Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013

The Hill blog post

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