According to the Congressional Budget Office, the provisions of the 2014 farm bill will lead to $16.5 billion in reduced spending over 10 years compared to the 2008 farm bill. Nearly half of that reduction comes from cuts to SNAP and other domestic food programs.
Throughout the next decade, the United States is expected to spend $756.4 billion on food stamps and other nutrition programs ($8 billion less than it would have under the 2008 farm bill), $89.8 billion on crop insurance ($5.7 billion more), $57.6 billion on conservation ($4 billion less), $44.5 billion on commodity programs ($14.3 billion less), and $8.1 billion on other provisions ($4.1 billion more).
Catholic leaders weigh in on new farm bill Bishops, other organizations express mixed feelings on how $956 billion over 10 years will be spent
By J.J. Ziegler