A reason to pass the farm bill

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Author(s) The Boston Globe editorial board
Source The Boston Globe
Date December 5, 2007
URL http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/editorials/articles/2007/12/05/a_reason_to_pass_the_farm_bill/
Quotes-start.png "Prior to 1996, families were allowed an income deduction for basic living costs that was pegged to inflation. But since 1996, the deduction has been frozen at $134 for smaller families, so they get a smaller allocation of food stamps. Both the House and Senate farm bills would update benefit amounts. And the bills would increase funding for the Emergency Food Assistance Program, a federal program that buys food and gives it to states to distribute through food banks." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position Bill should be passed on the topic 2007 U.S. Farm Bill.