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Obama signs farm bill that trims food stamps

1 year ago Friday, February 07, 2014 1:35:48 PM CST February 07, 2014 Friday, February 07 2014 Feb 7, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press

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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