Article posted Thursday, February 6, 2014 10:12am

$956 billion

Cost of the Farm Bill over 10 years


Percent of Farm Bill costs tagged for food stamps and nutrition programs

47 million

Americans who participate in the Farm Bill’s food stamps and nutrition programs – about one in seven

$16.5 billion

Reduction in federal spending, thanks to the Farm Bill, because the country was already expected to spend $972.9 billion on programs covered by the legislation


Number of pages in the Farm Bill


States where farmers will be allowed to grow hemp as research projects

16 million

Americans working in agriculture fields

$23 billion

Amount the Farm Bill reduces the national deficit


Existing conservation programs that will be consolidated into 13 programs

Sources: Washington Post, House-Senate Conference Committee press release