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The House and Senate farm bills don’t make the grade

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in The Hill on September 25, 2013. The House of Representatives last week passed a nutrition-only bill that ignited controversy by axing $4 billion per year from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s (SNAP) expected annual budget of $76 billion. Many Republicans view SNAP as low-hanging budget-cutting fruit; many Democrats