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Farm Bill: Good And Bad

 

December 17, 2018



Somewhat lost amid all of the hoopla last week – the sentencing of President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen, the Senate’s decisions regarding funding the Saudi war effort in Yemen, and locally recovery from winter storm Diego – was the Congressional passage of the federal farm bill. Like many comprehensive bills, the $900 billion farm bill, which will last for 10 years, contains some good and bad aspects.

The bill continues funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly referred to as “food stamps.” Those who rely heavily upon food s...



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