"Trump Farm-Bill Outline Emphasizes Work As A Food-Stamp Goal"

"A Trump administration outline for farm legislation calls for pushing some food-stamp recipients back to work, a GOP priority.

A four-page document released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday called for supporting "work as the pathway to self-sufficiency, well-being and economic mobility for individuals and families" on food stamps. The administration didn't specify how it would change the law or whether it wants to cut funds for the program.

The department said it wants to discourage subsidies that make farmers dependent on the government. The document also called for cutting regulations, as well as improved monitoring of how other countries may impede agriculture exports, according to the outline released Tuesday in advance of a trip by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue to Pennsylvania, where he'll discuss the proposals."

Alan Bjerga reports for Bloomberg January 24, 2018.


"Perdue’s Farm Bill Principles: Strong on Crop Insurance, Link Work With Food Assistance" (Successful Farming)

"USDA Wants Congress To Pass Farm Bill That Meets Trump Budget Goals" (Reuters)

"Kron Worried About Lack of Farm Bill Action" (Hoosier Ag Today)

"Farmers Want 'No Harm' To Crop Insurance" (Agweek)

Source: Bloomberg, 01/25/2018