Wednesday, January 29
(Washington, DC) -- The House is expected to approve a sweeping farm bill funding agricultural programs today. The five-year bill slashes federal food stamp programs by about one-percent. Some House conservatives wanted to make much deeper cuts in food stamps. The bipartisan measure cuts more than 20-billion dollars in agriculture programs. It eliminates some farm subsidies but preserves other subsidy programs. The long-delayed measure was held up in disputes over subsidies, dairy pricing, crop insurance and the food stamp programs.