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First food stamp. Washington, D.C., April 20, 1939

Farm Bill or Food Stamp Bill?

Many bills that go through Congress often have misleading names. One such bill is the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012, or more simply put, the Farm Bill. However, in this year’s Farm Bill, totaling $969 billion for the next 10 years, 80 percent of the spending doesn’t have anything to do with agriculture or farming. Where does that 80 percent go? To SNAP, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — more widely known as food stamps.

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