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Proposed Farm Bill Will Prevent Expanded Food Aid, Blog States

“The word from the hollowed halls of Congress is that there’s bipartisan agreement on a new five-year Farm Bill that makes some cuts in food stamp payments and farmer subsidies, outraging both special interests in the agriculture industry along with advocates for the American poor. Almost totally ignored is the fact that the proposed bill also means millions more of the poor overseas will not get American food aid…,” development blogger Tom Paulson writes in Humanosphere (1/28).