A Food and Beverage Law Blog
Thursday, July 11, 2013

The US House of Representatives passed Farm Bill legislation that was stripped of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (“SNAP”), commonly known as the food stamp program. This was the first time since 1973 that the food stamp program was not part of the final Farm Bill, although SNAP remains part of the Farm Bill passed by the Senate. ┬áThe removal of SNAP stripped the Farm Bill of any remaining Democratic support in the House. ┬áRep. Frank Lucas, Republican Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, has indicated that he intends to prepare a separate food stamp bill as soon as he can “achieve consensus.”