Farm Subsidies and Food Stamps at Stake in Farm Bill Vote

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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. We discuss the likelihood of the bills' passage, and what they mean for different stake holders.


Ken Cook, founder and president of the Environmental Working Group, a public interest, research and advocacy organization known for its farm subsidy database

Dale Moore, executive director of public policy for the American Farm Bureau Federation

Alexis Fernandez, nutrition policy advocate for California Food Policy Advocates