Ohio Senator says farm bill cuts to SNAP unacceptable

Democratic members of Congress have drawn a line in the sand regarding cuts in the farm bill. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio says, “We are not going to cut SNAP benefits.”

He tells Brownfield rising food prices are still a challenge. “There are far too many hungry kids in this country, still,” he says. “There’s far too many people struggling because of inflation and executive greed, frankly.”

He says he’d like to see a farm bill this year. “But the House members have their chaos in the U.S. House,” he says. They can’t keep a Speaker in office, and all that has caused delays in the farm bill.”

Brown says the Senate Ag Committee will do what it needs to do to get the best farm bill possible. “We’re not going to pass a bill that’s going to take us back because the last bill moved us forward,” he says.  “I want to continue that moment.”

He says he met with Senate Ag Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow of Michigan this week to outline Ohio’s priorities for the farm bill.

AUDIO: U.S. Senator from Ohio Sherrod Brown

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