For decades, passing a farm bill was about building a bipartisan coalition of urban Democrats (focused on food stamp benefits) and rural Republicans (focused on agriculture subsidies.) CQ reporter Ellyn Ferguson explains how that formula is breaking down, how it may yet be revived and why every voter has a stake in the debate.
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