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Topic - Senate Agriculture, Nutrition And Forestry Committee
Food stamps should be considered a separate issue
Congress is once again taking up the farm bill — and continuing to treat agriculture like it was 1933, not 2013. The result is that billions of taxpayer dollars are going to waste.
A multiyear farm bill that has stalled in Congress could be part of a solution to avoid the looming "fiscal cliff" — if party leaders decide they need its spending cuts to count toward an overall deficit reduction package.
A program that puts billions of dollars in the pockets of farmers whether or not they plant a crop may disappear with hardly a protest from farm groups and the politicians who look out for their interests.
The top Democrat and Republican on a key Senate panel say Congress should look deeply into what led to the collapse of MF Global, a trading firm run by one of their former colleagues.