What’s In the $1 Trillion Farm Bill?

by Alyssa Oursler | June 11, 2013 11:42 am

Tractor plowing farm field 630Last night, the Senate passed a new farm bill that the Congressional Budget Office estimates will cost taxpayers $955 billion over the next 10 years.

The debate is now moving to the House, where the bill is slightly difference and The NY Times reports[1] that the farm bill “faces a much tougher road” there.

Regardless, let’s take a look at just what’s behind this nearly $1 trillion piece of legislation. The bill will:

  1. The NY Times reports: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/11/us/politics/senate-passes-farm-bill-house-vote-is-less-sure.html?_r=0
  2. As The Washington Post put it: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/06/10/the-senate-is-voting-on-a-955-billion-farm-bill-heres-whats-in-it/

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