The bill expands crop insurance and other benefits to farming business and increases significant amounts of funding for creating wildlife habits. New York Times reports that President Obama is expected to sign the bill in Michigan the coming Friday.
“The 2014 Farm Bill is a strong, conservation-friendly bill that supports healthy soil, clean water, and abundant habitat for wildlife,” wrote Andy Buchsbaum, Interim Executive Director, National Wildlife Federation Action Fund in an email message to supporters. Buchsbaum called the latest development “evidence of the tremendous impact” that environmental activists can make.
At the same time, however, as the New York Times story informs, the bill has disappointed those working toward supporting the poor segment of the population via food stamps since the bill slashes $8 billion in food stamps for the next 10 years.