Congressional Conference Reaches Deal On Farm Bill

News outlets report on the release of a compromise Farm Bill in Congress.

Bloomberg: Deep Cuts in Food Stamps Said Averted in Farm-Bill Deal
“House and Senate negotiators agreed today on a much-delayed agriculture bill that averts deeper cuts to U.S. food-stamp spending sought by House Republicans…” (Bjerga, 1/27).

CQ News: Farm Bill Deal Sealed, House Members Move Toward a Wednesday Vote
“Top farm bill negotiators unveiled a sweeping, bipartisan five-year farm bill Monday filled with trade-offs and an estimated savings of nearly $23 billion…” (Brasher/Ferguson, 1/27).

National Journal: Farm Bill Conferees Reach Bipartisan Agreement
“House and Senate leaders on Monday night announced a conference committee had reached bipartisan agreement on a five-year farm-bill conference report, and the House Rules Committee was moving in the evening to set up a floor vote on Wednesday. As described in an announcement from House Agriculture Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., and Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., the measure — which costs more than $900 billion over 10 years — contains a number of major reforms…” (House, 1/27).

United Press International: $1 trillion U.S. farm bill to include $9 billion in food stamp cuts
“Congressional negotiators have a deal on a $1 trillion U.S. farm bill stalled in Congress for two years, a key senator said Monday…” (1/27).

Washington Post: Negotiators unveil new Farm Bill; vote expected this week
“Negotiators agreed Monday evening on a new five-year Farm Bill that slashes about $23 billion in federal spending by ending direct payments to farmers, consolidating dozens of Agriculture Department programs and by cutting about $8 billion in food stamp assistance…” (O’Keefe, 1/27).

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