Farm Subsidies and Food Stamps at Stake in Farm Bill Vote

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.

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Farm Subsidies and Food Stamps at Stake in Farm Bill Vote

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Original Broadcast: Friday, Jun 7, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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