Negotiators reach deal over cutting food stamps

|By:, SA News Editor

Congressional negotiators have reportedly forged an agreement to cut $9B over 10 years from the food-stamp program as part of the wider farm bill.

However, it's unclear how much support the deal will receive from legislators: the figure is more than twice the $4B that the Democrat-led Senate approved in May but well below the $40B that the GOP-led House has sought.

Negotiators now have to agree over a program that limits dairy supplies to help bolster the price of milk. And of all things, there's also a dispute over moving catfish inspections to the Agriculture Department from the FDA.