Ag Policy Blog
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:11 PM CDT

While the level of potential federal budget savings from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, was a big sticking point in the Congressional debate during the most-recently passed farm bill, updated Congressional Budget Office budget projections for 2014 to 2023 include a large cut in projected savings in the program.

CBO's baseline for SNAP in May 2013 that was used during farm bill negotiations, estimated the bill would spend $764 billion on SNAP between 2014 and 2023. The bill was said to reduce that spending by about $8 billion, as of May 2013. The new CBO baseline pegs spending ...

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