Farm bill doesn't just benefit farmers - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Farm bill doesn't just benefit farmers

Posted: Updated:

WASHINGTON (AP) - It isn't just farmers who will benefit from the sweeping farm bill that Congress has sent to President Barack Obama. There's also help for rural towns, grocery stores in low-income areas and, most notably, the nation's 47 million food stamp recipients.
    
After years of setbacks, the Senate passed the nearly $100 billion-a-year farm bill with a 62-38 vote Tuesday. The White House said the president will sign the bill Friday in Michigan.
    
Farmers in every region would still receive generous subsidies - from Southern peanut growers to Midwest corn farmers and the dairy industry around the country. The support is designed to provide a financial cushion in an unpredictable industry.
    
But the bulk of its cost is for the food stamp program, which aids 1 in 7 Americans.

Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KALB. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.