Obama: farm bill not perfect, but will 'make a positive difference'
WASHINGTON Feb 4 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday praised a $956 billion farm bill passed by the U.S. Senate that trims food stamps for the poor, expands federal crop insurance and ends direct payments to farmers as a good compromise.
"The farm bill isn't perfect - but on the whole, it will make a positive difference not only for the rural economies that grow America's food, but for our nation," Obama said in statement. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Sandra Maler)
- Alabama man gets $1,000 in police settlement, his lawyers get $459,000
- Doctor with Ebola in New York hospital after return from Guinea |
- New York police officer critically wounded in hatchet attack
- Exclusive: Charred tanks in Ukraine point to Russian involvement
- Ground offensive against Islamic State months away in Iraq: U.S.