January 29, 2020

Farm Bill; Ag Economy; Biofuels; and, Immigration

Farm Bill- Nutrition Issues

Bruce Alpert reported late last week at the New Orleans Times-Picayune Online that, “The partisan battle over whether to cut spending on food stamps is likely to escalate next month when House Republicans are expected to offer a bill that would trim the program by $40 billion over 10 years, or five percent. That’s twice the reduction party leaders had originally proposed.”

“[Rep. Steve Scalise (R., La.)] said a key element of the new proposal is to deny benefits to adults who turn down a job. ‘It’s not fair to taxpayers for someone to get food stamps, who are turning down a job,’ Scalise said.”