The Winners and Losers in the $500 Billion Farm Bill
After two years and 900-plus pages, it finally looks like the U.S. will have a new farm bill. Already scoring House approval, it’s slated to pass the Senate this coming week. Food stamps are cut by the billions, but so are some farm subsidies. The organic industry scores a win, but meat processors aren’t happy. The bill may just signal a sea change for rural America, and it’s slowly slipping in importance for the GOP.