NEWS
Ag Policy Blog
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue May 21, 2013 08:22 PM CDT

Democrats in the U.S. Senate sent a message to House Republicans Tuesday that the upper chamber won't accept significantly higher cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.

Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., proposed an amendment an amend to farm bill that would have increased projected cuts in the nation's largest nutrition program from $4.1 billion over 10 years to nearly $31 billion. The amendment wrapped in two major proposals in eliminating ties between a low-income heating program, LiHEAP, and eligibility for SNAP. It also would have eliminated the link between SNAP eligibility and acceptance in other, state-based welfare programs.

...

Quick View
  • The New Dicamba At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto repr...
  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
Related News Stories
Washington Insider -- Monday
Washington Insider -- Friday
New Rural Infrastructure Fund
Washington Insider -- Thursday
Senators Meet with McCarthy
Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Washington Insider -- Tuesday
Washington Insider
Washington Insider -- Monday
Vilsack Visits Drought-Hit California