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Online Coverage Breaks Down the Farm Bill

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12/27/18: On December 12, congress passed an $867 billion farm Farm Bill after two months of negotiations. The bill is a massive piece of legislation, containing funding for nutrition programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commodity programs, federal crop insurance, and conservation. The bill also legalizes hemp, supports local food production and farmer’s markets and doesn’t contain cuts to food stamps, although it does contain spending adjustments to SNAP that won’t affect individual benefits. Learn more about the Farm Bill through the coverage below.

Washington Post: Congress just passed an $867 billion farm bill. Here’s what’s in it

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Blog: 2018’s Farm Bill by the Numbers

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Blog: Farm Bill Delivers Victories for Beginning Farmers, Organic/Local Food