"When political leadership decides they want something done they will craft a path to make it happen," he said. "But that hasn't happened yet."Food stamps make up roughly 80 percent of the bill's half-trillion dollar cost over five years. Sustained unemployment, rising food prices and expanded eligibility under President Barack Obama's 2009 economic stimulus have doubled the program's cost since 2008, and food stamps now help feed 47 million people.
Farm Bill Could Hinge On Budget Talks
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