Policy Documents

The Only Way to Reform the Farm Bill

Daren Bakst –
September 10, 2013

In this post at the Foundry, Daren Bakst writes that the best option before Congress is an extension of the 2008 farm bill. The existing farm bills passed by the House and Senate are flawed, so a compromise with these bills would only lead to bad policy for the American people. Extending the existing law would give Congress time to identify the best ways to keep the food stamp program and farm programs separated from each other.