The Farm Bill is an example of legislative log-rolling, or vote trading. As written, farm benefits make up about 20 percent of the farm bill’s cost. Because food stamp funding appears in them, urban legislators otherwise disinterested in farm policy vote for farm bills.

The Farm Bill is an example of legislative log-rolling, or vote trading. As written, farm benefits make up about 20 percent of the farm bill’s cost. Because food stamp funding appears in them, urban legislators otherwise disinterested in farm policy vote for farm bills.

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