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2013 Farm Bill without Food Stamp Funding - FARRM Act

H.R. 2642 - Roll Call 353

LFA Vote

Nay

Result

Yea
216-208

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1x

Bill Description

Although this version of the farm bill removed additional SNAP funding (food stamps) it still contained numerous corporate handouts and agricultural subsidies. It continues to provide direct support for insurance companies, large agricultural corporations, and specific industries at large expense to the U.S. taxpayer.

Liberty for All's Position

Much like the other farm bill, this bill supports large corporations through direct subsidies. Even worse, it would continue to distort the market through expensive anti-market programs such as the federal sugar program and would lead to indefinite corporate support at taxpayer expense by making many programs permanent. Local farmers have a hard enough time making ends meet and the farm bill makes it harder to compete by propping up large agricultural conglomerates and allowing them to put family farms out of business. Real farming reform means ending corporate subsidies and big business handouts so families can get cheaper produce, sugar, and other goods and local farmers can participate in a competitive marketplace.

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