Missouri senator addresses farm bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. House of Representatives has sent its version of the Farm Bill to the Senate – a version that stripped away funding for food stamps and other nutrition programs. The Senate bill included the nutrition title.  Missouri U.S. Senator Clare McCaskill is hopeful a compromise can be reached, but she is concerned about the lack of funding for the nutrition program in the House bill. She says any compromise with the Senate will include the nutrition title.  McCaskill says she cannot imagine members of Congress voting for farm subsidies – which many of them receive – while cutting off every dime of nutritional support to families impacted by the recession.  McCaskill is also opposed to making the new farm bill permanent law. She says it is good to have to revisit any policy periodically.