2013-05-14 20:57:00

Anti-poverty advocates urge protection of SNAP funds as Senators debate Farm Bill

As proponents of austerity measures continue to push for cuts to social services, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which helps millions of low-income families purchase food, is facing drastic reductions. Today, the Senate Agriculture Committee took up those cuts as it debated the 2013 Farm Bill. The current Senate version of the bill would cut more than $4 billion dollars from food assistance programs over ten years, while increasing crop insurance subsidies to the nation’s largest agri-businesses.

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