White House Pans Farm Bill
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Jun 18, 2013 04:03 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- While Obama administration officials want a farm bill passed, the White House made it clear late Monday that President Barack Obama would veto the House version of the legislation -- the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013.

The White House statement of policy on the House version of the farm bill said the administration strongly opposes cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and would rather see cuts to crop insurance programs. "The administration believes that Congress should achieve significant budgetary savings to help reduce the deficit without creating hardship for vulnerable families -- ...

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