Saturday, February 8, 2014
(East Lansing, MI) -- A massive farm bill is in the books. President Obama signed the measure on Friday during an appearance at Michigan State University. The nearly one-trillion dollar bill funds agricultural programs for five years. It reforms subsidies and cuts about eight-billion dollars from federal food stamp programs. The farm bill was hung up in Congress for a couple of years over disputes about subsidies, dairy pricing, crop insurance and the food stamp programs. It finally cleared the Senate this week after earlier approval by the House.