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Harkin Details SNAP Cuts
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:56 AM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- Conference negotiators on the farm bill will raise the levels of home-heating assistance a person or family must receive before they automatically qualify for food stamps, a compromise that will likely save the government more than $8 billion over 10 years.

While the four key negotiators in the farm bill have largely kept a lid on details of their compromise framework, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, spoke in a conference call Thursday about some of the details on the cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as SNAP.

Harkin is a former chairman of the Senate ...

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