September 11, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 371

Dividing Farm Bill Not Very Nutritious

Recently the U.S. House of Representatives passed Farm Bill legislation that removed the nutrition component that provides food for children, seniors, the disabled and others in need. If your intention were to eliminate or drastically reduce food going to those in need due to economic distress, this is legislation you would pass. If your intention were to eliminate or drastically reduce the safety net for family farmers in America, this is legislation you would pass.

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Nutrition has traditionally been part of the Farm Bill, not only to achieve the necessary votes in largely urban districts, b...

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