U.S. House Rejects Farm Bill

Posted at 11:13 PM, Jun 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-21 00:04:39-04

ALTO, Mich.- For the second time in two years, the U.S. rejects a Farm Bill that’s raising serious concerns about financing for the nations farm and nutrition programs.

This time, the hang-up was food stamps.

The bill called for $2 billion in annual cuts to the program and would have let states put in new work requirements on those who receive them.

The bill’s failure gives lawmakers until September to work something out or push or an extension of the 2008 Farm Bill that’s in place now.

There has been a push to create separate bills addressing welfare and funding to farmers, allowing each side to move forward without jeopardizing the other.