On June 10, 2013, the Senate passed its version of the farm bill. The final breakdown of the bill includes cuts to the supplemental nutritional assistance program (SNAP), direct payments to farmers, and conservation programs, while shifting additional funding to crop insurance and promotion of U.S. crops overseas. The bill totals at approximately $955 billion in spending over the next ten years. The next step is for the House to pass its own version of the farm bill, and then for the two bills to be reconciled.
For the full text of the Senate farm bill, please click here.
Written By Sarah Doyle – Research Assistant
Penn State Law – Agricultural Law Center
June 11, 2013