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What Will Happen to the Nutrition Part of the Farm Bill?

Last week, the House of Representatives passed a "farm only" farm bill, excluding the nutrition title that contains important programs like SNAP, SNAP-Ed, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, Farmers Market Nutrition Programs and others. These critical food and nutrition assistance programs are susceptible to drastic cuts in funding, which would lead to increased hunger and decreased nutrition knowledge for vulnerable populations, and decreased employment for many Academy members.

What happens next? Several scenarios are possible for the nutrition title of the farm bill:

  1. The House could send the nutrition title back through the Agriculture Committee for debate and vote, followed by a debate and a vote on the Floor.
  2. The House could appoint conferees to go to conference committee with the Senate, using the "farm-only" portion of the bill. During this conference, the nutrition title passed in the Senate could be taken up by the House.
  3. The conference committee could proceed without taking up the nutrition title, which is unlikely according to Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (Mich.). If this course is taken, President Obama has said he will veto the "farm-only" bill.

Isolation of the nutrition title may be a strategy that the House leadership is using to pave the way for deeper funding cuts to critical nutrition programs. Opponents of the drastic cuts to SNAP and other programs note this strategy would only increase need, placing more Americans at risk of hunger and poor nutrition. SNAP is regarded as one of the major safety net programs in place that soften the impact of economic recessions and generate economic activity to get the nation back on its feet.


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