Farm bill is backed
SNAP, subsidies, milk prices at risk in measure
By BEN R. WILLIAMS - Bulletin Staff Writer
Although congressional negotiators are divided on a five-year farm bill, area legislators favor its passage.
According to Associated Press reports, negotiators are trying to reach an agreement on the bill, which is slated to expire at the end of this year after an earlier extension. The farm bill affects Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (formerly known as food stamps), farm subsidies and milk prices, among other things.
According to AP reports, if dairy subsidies that are part of the bill expire Jan. 1, laws will go into effect that could lead to decreased dairy supply on the commercial market and higher prices for a gallon of milk.
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