Sen. Sherrod Brown says he won’t support cuts to SNAP program in the Farm Bill

A new Farm Bill is long overdue, and the current extension of the 2018 legislation is slowly ticking down.

The nutrition title has been the center of attention since discussions began but one lawmaker says they are drawing the line at any talks of cutting SNAP benefits.

Senator Sherrod Brown says his colleagues will not make any cuts to the Food Assistance Program. He tells Brownfield Ag News that with food prices still going up, he fears any cuts would lead to more hungry children.

House Ag Committee Chair GT Thompson says he wants to have the new Farm Bill on the House floor by Memorial Day, but Brown says he thinks politics will get in the way. He says he wants to keep the momentum going and plans to soon meet with Senate Ag Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow to outline his priorities.