Farm bill scraps plan for new food stamp rules

Star-Telegram - - News - — MCCLATCHY NEWS­PA­PERS

Fed­eral food aid re­cip­i­ents won’t be faced with ma­jor new work re­quire­ments. And changes in forestry pol­icy that made en­vi­ron­men­tal­ists fu­ri­ous are gone.

House Re­pub­li­cans gave up Thurs­day on try­ing to in­clude those pro­vi­sions in a mas­sive farm pol­icy bill, clear­ing the way for a vote in Congress next week.

The con­ces­sions will likely help draw Demo­cratic votes to the bill in the House. Democrats in­di­cated sup­port would be more bi­par­ti­san.

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