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Can the farm bill stand alone without food stamps?
When Congress returns in November to achieve either full passage of a 2012 farm bill or extend farm policies into next year, critics of the food stamp program, costing almost $800 billion over the next 10 years, are letting folks know that they would like to see bigger cuts to the mammoth feeding program. Many of them call for cutting the historical ties that have long-connected farm subsidies and food programs.
By Sara Wyant, Special to the Farm Forum
November 2, 2012