On June 6, 2013, the Senate voted 75-22 to end the farm bill debate. The Senate version of the farm bill, most recently titled Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013, includes cutting from farm spending by repealing direct payments, among other cuts, and reducing spending on the supplemental nutritional assistance program (SNAP). The next step in the process will be for the Senate to vote for final passage. According to thehill.com, the House vote on its version of the farm bill will likely come later in June.
Written By Sarah Doyle - Research Assistant
Penn State Law - Agricultural Law Center
June 7, 2013