The 2023 Farm Bill Is The Most Expensive on Record
“$1,223,000,000,000 or 84% is for nutrition, by and large, that's the SNAP program. The old food stamp program, conservation is about 60 billion commodity titles, about 69 billion, all others about 19 and a half billion. So you can see where the spending takes place in this farm bill and what's going to be the target for folks like the Freedom Caucus, and they're going to work want to cut that spending there.
However, Johann says that Congressman David Scott, Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee, and Senator John Boozman, the ranking member of the Senate, agriculture, nutrition and forestry committee, are standing their ground and saying they will not support cuts to the nutrition program. In the next farm bill.
Johanns points out this will be the first trillion-dollar farm bill at $1,463,000,000,000. According to the Congressional Budget Office, he notes that while this is a five-year bill, the Congressional Budget Office always scores bills for 10 years out