The Associated Press
BACKED BY BOEHNER: House Speaker John Boehner says he will vote for a wide-ranging farm bill headed to the House floor this month, a major boost for the five year, half-trillion-dollar legislation that stalled in the House last year.
FOOD STAMPS, SUBSIDIES: The farm bill approved by the House Agriculture Committee last month cuts food stamps by a little more than 3 percent and makes it harder for some people to qualify. The bill also eliminates some farm subsidies but expands others.
SOME CONCERNS: Boehner said Wednesday that he has concerns with the bill but doing nothing means "that we get no changes in the farm program, no changes in the nutrition program."