A Better Farm Bill

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Every 5 years or so, Congress reauthorizes the Farm Bill: a massive piece of legislation that shapes what we eat, how our food grows, and how we conserve land. Republicans on the House Agriculture Committee just passed a draft of the new Farm Bill—and it’s terrible. It guts the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as food stamps), and it totally eliminates the Conservation Stewardship Program, an incredibly important agricultural policy that helps farmers conserve their land.

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