Farm Subsidies and Food Stamps at Stake in Farm Bill Vote

| June 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
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A farmer plows a field near the town of Arvin, southeast of Bakersfield, California. Photo: Davd McNew/Getty Images

A farmer plows a field near the town of Arvin, southeast of Bakersfield, California. Photo: Davd McNew/Getty Images

The U.S. Senate plans to vote Monday on the reauthorization of the farm bill, which is already causing a stir among farmers, environmentalists, and anti-hunger advocates. The bill would cut $24 billion over the next decade, including $4 billion from food stamp programs. The House drafted a rival bill, with nearly $40 billion in cuts. KQED’s Forum discusses the likelihood of the bills’ passage, and what they mean for different stake holders.

Listen to the Story from KQED’s Forum::http://www.kqed.org/.stream/anon/radio/forum/2013/06/20130607abforum.mp3|titles=Farm
Original Broadcast: Friday, Jun 7, 2013 — 9:30 AM

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I am the Senior Interactive Producer for KQED's online Food properties. I have designed and produced food-related websites and blogs for KQED including Bay Area Bites; Check, Please! Bay Area; Jacques Pepin's websites; Weir Cooking in the City and KQED.org's Food portal. When I am not creating and managing food websites I am taking photos of Bay Area Life and designing online navigation systems. My professional education and training includes: clinical psychology, photography, commercial cooking, web design, information architecture and UX . You can find me engaged in social media on Twitter @bayareabites and on Facebook at Bay Area Bites. I can also be found photoblogging at look2remember.