Farm bill fight centers on food stamp spending

A bill known for bringing together rural and urban lawmakers has led to a rift after the U.S. House sent its version of the farm bill to the Senate. The GOP-supported House bill separates SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as …

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Montana ranchers won’t saddle up for farm bill fight

BILLINGS – Watty Taylor isn’t shy about pointing out the difference between farmers and ranchers. Farmers receive federally subsidized crop insurance. Ranchers don’t, which is why as the nation’s farm groups rush to Washington D.C., to push for a …

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Final Act In This Year’s Farm Bill Fight Offers Food Stamps Recipients Brief Reprieve

With an artificial deadline threatening to undermine their campaign to cut food stamps, House conservatives tried on Thursday to force Senate Democrats to push the cutoff date for a farm bill compromise to the end of January. The rationale behind the …

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