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Obama signs farm bill that trims food stamps

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Posted: Feb 7, 2014 3:35 PM
Updated: Feb 7, 2014 3:35 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: president obama, farm bill, food stamps

EAST LANSING, Mich. - President Barack Obama has signed into law a farm bill he says will ensure children don't go hungry.

The bill will spread benefits to farmers in every region of the country while trimming the food stamp program; the cuts inspired a two-year battle over the legislation.

The bulk of its $100 billion per year cost is for the food stamp program that aids 1 in 7 Americans.

Obama says it still protects vulnerable Americans.

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