House to vote on drought relief, farm...

House to vote on drought relief, farm bill

There are 3 comments on the The Wichita Eagle story from Jul 27, 2012, titled House to vote on drought relief, farm bill. In it, The Wichita Eagle reports that:

Drought-damaged corn stalk is seen near Brownville, Neb., Thursday, July 26, 2012.

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#1 Jul 27, 2012
"You didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#2 Jul 28, 2012
The bills passed by the Senate and the House Agriculture Committee are similar in many ways, although they do have some differences in new commodity support programs. The House measure would save $3.5 billion a year over the current farm bill by ending some subsidy and conservation programs and reducing food stamp spending by $1.6 billion a year. The Senate bill calls for $2.3 billion in similar cuts, with only $400 million of that from the food stamp program.
The cost of the legislation, which also covers farm-raised fish and tree disaster-assistance, was put at $621 million when stretched out over 10 years. That will be paid for by reductions in conservation programs and direct payments to farmers.
New five-year farm bills passed by the Senate in June and by the House Agriculture Committee earlier this month would eliminate direct payments, under which farmers are paid even when they don't plant a crop, to be replaced by new price and revenue support programs . Those direct payments, now costing about $5 billion a year, would continue if the one-year extension is enacted.

Tree disaster assistance?
Food stamps tied to disaster relief?
$5 billion a year for not planting a crop?

This why congress's approval numbers will never get out of the single digits.

112th congress.

The worst in history.
Robert

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#3 Jul 28, 2012
Why do they call it the Farm Bill. Since 80% of it goes to pay for food stamps should'nt it be called the food stamp bill.

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