America's farmers are being put in a bind in a battle over food stamps. Republicans in the U.S. House have defeated a new farm bill because they say it spends too much on food stamps.
They want steeper reductions in the 75 billion dollar food stamp program. They also want tougher regulations governing their use. Many democrats say the proposal to slash $20 billion from the program during the next 10 years is too big of a cut.
The senate has passed it version of the bill which would have to be reconciled with the house version.