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Farm Bill Moves To Conference

The farm bill moved to conference Thursday evening with hopes that nutritional assistance would make its way into the final product.

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Senate Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, a Democrat, pulled together with Republicans to move the bill to conference through the Senate Thursday evening.

The ever embattled farm bill yet again has become a topic of discussion in Congress agriculture committees.

After a version of the bill that was conspicuously absent of food stamps passed the House last week, House and Senate committees have come together again to write a bill that has a chance to pass.

Senate Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, a Democrat, pulled together with Republicans to move the bill to conference through the Senate Thursday evening.

Stabenow made sure to keep food stamps on the minds of lawmakers, establishing that a bill will not make it to the president’s desk without such measures.

Keeping food stamps and nutrition assistance in the bill is important as President Obama has said he would not pass a bill without it.

The formal conference will likely not begin before the August recess, assuming the bill makes it to formal conference.

Read More:

  • Agriculture panel heads meet on farm bill (Politico)
  • What happens next for food stamps and the farm bill? (Seattle Times)
Liz Leslie

Liz Leslie is a journalist based in Chicago. When she's not writing about food, she's likely eating food. Or dreaming about food.

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