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What the House Passed Farm Bill Would Do

Thursday, January 30, 2014

In an interview with The Real News, EWG’s Jason Rano talks about what the newly House-passed farm bill would do if signed by President Obama.  Putting an end to direct payments, cutting SNAP, and expanding the crop insurance program are among the programs highlighted.

See the full video interview here.

Table Scraps:

The Washington Post editorializes why the farm bill deserves a veto.

Harvest Public Media talks to EWG’s Craig Cox about conservation programs in the new farm bill and how agriculture policy in the US is set to change.

The Washington Post provides a broad overview of what is included in the bill that passed through the House on Wednesday.

Tweet of the Day: @DMRegister . @ChuckGrassley says he plans to vote against the farm bill: http://dmreg.co/1loG2fF 

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