Farm Bill's Key Ingredient: Food Stamps
Created on September 14, 2012
The 2012 Farm Bill is projected to cost $969.1 billion over 10 years, of which 79 percent would go to food stamps and other nurition programs.
Nutrition: $768.2 billion
All Other: $2 billion
Trade: $3.4 billion
Commodities: $43.2 billion
Conservation: $57.7 billion
Source: Congressional Budget Office, cost estimate for Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012, http://cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/s3240.pdf (accessed September 14, 2012).