Farm Bill Renewal Brings Changes

Saturday, June 23, 2018


A newly revised Farm Bill has a number of changes, mainly implying stricter rules for able-bodied adults who receive food stamps. Every 5 years, the Farm Bill expires and gets updated. House members Thursday passed the bill by a vote of 213 to 211. Although the bill is sparking controversy, Alabama Congressman Mike Rogers says that he remains optimistic about the final passage of the bill. 


Currently, there are 42.3 million Americans on food stamps. Under the newly revised bill, adults will be required to spend at least 20 hours per week either working or participating in a state-run training program to receive benefits. 


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