House Passes Farm Bill 12 Jul 13

The U-S House Thursday afternoon narrowly passed a Farm Bill that

makes no changes to the federal food stamp program, avoiding a fight

on that hot-button issue.

MNN reports Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson, lead Democrat

on the Agriculture Committee, urged his colleagues to vote “no.”

Peterson says splitting the Farm Bill “jeopardizes the chances of it

ever becoming law” and predicted Congress will never consider another

Farm Bill.

The U-S Senate overwhelmingly passed its version of the

legislation last month which has a much smaller cut to food stamps

than House leaders originally proposed.

Analysts predict the Senate will be reluctant to go along with

the split bill the House has passed.