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Stabenow: "This Isn't Your Father's Farm Bill"

February 6, 2014



President Obama will sign a new five-year farm bill during a visit to Michigan State University on Friday. The bill eliminates direct subsidies to farmers and cuts food stamp funding by about $800 million a year. Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow chairs the Senate Agriculture Committee, which spent months wrangling over what should be in the bill and what shouldn’t. Stabenow tells WDET's Pat Batcheller the new farm bill is significantly different than previous ones. Click on the audio link above to hear the conversation.