Plan to split farm bill is opposed by farm industry lobbyists

07/5/2013 | Hill, The

More than 500 farm groups, including the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Farmers Union, are against the potential congressional plan to split food stamps from agriculture in the farm bill. The House failed to pass a bill last month over food stamp cuts. In a letter, lobbyists for the farm groups told lawmakers "that splitting the nutrition title from the rest of the bill could result in neither farm nor nutrition programs passing, and urge you to move a unified farm bill forward." The current farm bill expires Sept. 30.

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