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JAN 28, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Q&A: What's in the trillion-dollar farm bill?

There's more money for crop insurance popular in the Midwest, higher peanut and rice subsidies for Southern farmers and the renewal of federal land payments for Western states. Almost 80 percent of the money will go to food stamps for the needy — now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. Around 15 percent of the money in the farm bill is designated for farm subsidies and crop insurance subsidies. The rest would go to conservation, rural development, renewable energy and other farm programs. The farm bill has always passed with the support of a coalition of rural ... Read More

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