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How The Senate Farm Bill Would Change Subsidies

How The Senate Farm Bill Would Change Subsidies

| June 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Senate passed legislation Monday that would do away with direct payments to farmers and instead create an expanded crop insurance program. It’s designed to protect farmers from losses, but some say it amounts to a highly subsidized gift to agribusiness.

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Farm Subsidies and Food Stamps at Stake in Farm Bill Vote

Farm Subsidies and Food Stamps at Stake in Farm Bill Vote

| June 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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