FarmPolicy

July 15, 2019

Farm Bill Hearing; Biofuels; and Climate Issues

Farm Bill Hearing

Reuters writer Charles Abbott reported yesterday that, “Congress should ban sugary sodas from the $58 billion-a-year U.S. food stamp program as a step to combat the obesity crisis, the House Agriculture Committee was told on Thursday.

“Wellesley College professor and food expert Rob Paarlberg suggested the ban during a hearing to review the 2008 farm law, which includes food stamps as well as crop subsidies. Food stamps help low-income people buy food. One in eight Americans receives food stamps.”

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