The legislation approved by the House Agriculture Committee cuts spending by about 35-billion dollars over 10 years. Fourteen-billion of the cuts come from the commodity title – with six-billion from the conservation title and 16.5-billion from the nutrition title. The farm bill passed by the full Senate would cut about 23.6-billion over 10 years. The commodity title is cut by 15-billion dollars, six-billion comes from the conservation title and nutrition programs are cut by just 4.5-billion. Besides the size of the cuts to food stamps – the major difference between the House and Senate bills is that the House measure continues a program of target prices that trigger counter-cyclical payments. The Senate bill eliminates it.
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