The debate over welfare benefits continues to derail plans to help farmers
across the nation. The U.S. House shot down the five-year Farm Bill.
Illinois Congressman Bill Enyart didn’t like the idea of cutting food stamps, but he says overall the Farm Bill was a good deal for farmers in Illinois. “It would’ve strengthened the crop insurance program, provided funds for Midwestern waterways, and given farmers access to lines of redit to expand their businesses.”
Many opponents voted against the plan because it would’ve cut 20-billion dollars from
the SNAP Food Stamp Program.