Policy Plate: Six reasons to reject House committee leader’s farm bill
The farm bill proposed yesterday by House agriculture committee leaders would cut funds for nutrition programs and the environment to help finance new price and revenue guarantees and unlimited insurance subsidies for the largest and most successful farm businesses.
In other words, the bill would give unlimited taxpayer dollars to farmers who are already enjoying record profits and less support to hungry kids who depend on federal assistance.
Environmental Working Group has six reasons why members of the committee should reject the farm bill proposed by Reps. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) and Collin Peterson (D-Minn).
Click here to find out what they are.
In a USA Today op-ed, Stacy Dean of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities argues that the burden of deficit reduction should not be placed solely on the backs of hungry children and families in need.
And an article in the San Francisco Chronicle discusses the relationship between obesity and government nutrition assistance programs.
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