The U.S. Senate plans to vote Monday on the reauthorization of the farm bill, which is already causing a stir among farmers, environmentalists, and anti-hunger advocates. The bill would cut $24 billion over the next decade, including $4 billion from food stamp programs. The House drafted a rival bill, with nearly $40 billion in cuts. KQED’s Forum discusses the likelihood of the bills’ passage, and what they mean for different stake holders.
Listen to the Story from KQED’s Forum:
Original Broadcast: Friday, Jun 7, 2013 — 9:30 AM
Host: Dave Iverson
Alexis Fernandez, nutrition policy advocate for California Food Policy Advocates
Dale Moore, executive director of public policy for the American Farm Bureau Federation
Ken Cook, founder and president of the Environmental Working Group, a public interest, research and advocacy organization known for its farm subsidy database