Please do remember that these moves come on top of severe cuts that took place in 2010, when Congress slashed more than $14 billion from SNAP!<quoted text>
there is at least one department of agriculture employee per farm in the united states. yet local counties only have a few working with farmers in covering 4 and 5 counties worth of farms. why is this the case? they are giving out food food stamps [no I am not trying to be politically correct]. While the SNAP program is important it needs to stand on its own entirely separate from the farm bill and that is the approach the house is using. this will also require the farm bill to stand on its own. If the government would stay out of the farming bossiness [I mean business] farmers may actually make a decent profit at an economical price to the consumer. If you really want to reduce your food bill stop burning ethanol in the gas tank!
The SNAP program is our nation's most effective program in fighting hunger, the Farm Bill also funds programs that supply food banks across the country. These programs include: Emergency Food Assistance Program and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. Not to sound too political here, but Congress will slash it again, especially if it's taken out of the Farm Bill. We've been funding this program this way for a very long time. The reason the GOP wants to make a change now, is to slash its funding, period!