- More than 70% of farm bill-related spending goes to food and nutrition programs like food stamps, not to farmers.
- The farm bill invests $406 billion over 10 years in nutrition programs, helping more than 38 million Americans afford healthy meals and updating the Food Stamp Program to reflect today’s challenges.
- The farm safety net was cut by $3.5 billion in the 2008 farm bill. Factor in cuts to crop insurance and farmers’ funding fell $7.4 billion
So the next time you grocery shop or prepare a meal, remember all of the people who work really hard and make it possible to enjoy this fact: "America has the cheapest, safest, most abundant food supply in the world." Yup, it is a feel good job.