Senate Passes Farm Bill With No Food Stamp Changes; Battle Looms In the House

A week ago we reported that the U.S. House of Representatives passed a major piece of legislation called the “Farm Bill” that included significant changes to the federal food stamp program. Yesterday the U.S. Senate passed its version of the Farm Bill and, as we predicted last week, it does not contain the House food stamp changes. As a result it is likely that there will be a bitter fight in the weeks ahead as both sides have stated that they are unwilling to compromise. read more