Thursday, April 3, 2008

Bonus Post: More on the Farm Bill

My friend with a lot more knowledge about agriculture than me points why the Farm Bill is so screwed up, its not about farm policy, from a recent story on the bill

Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles B. Rangel , D-N.Y., wants more funding for nutrition if he’s going to agree to find scarce offsets to support about $10 billion more in funding, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Tom Harkin said.

“If they give us more money, sure,” said the Iowa Democrat. “We have scrubbed really hard” to get the $9.5 billion in funding for food stamps and other nutrition programs that Rangel’s New York City constituents rely on, Harkin said.

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