Sen. McCain criticizes popcorn, catfish funding in farm bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) -
Senator John McCain is taking on the popcorn industry. On the Senate floor Thursday morning, the Arizona Republican spoke out against a measure in the farm bill that could give subsidies to popcorn growers. In his words -- "There isn't kernel of evidence" that the subsidies are needed, considering the industry's profits.
McCain also took issue with an provision from the 2008 farm bill that created a new inspection program for catfish -- that still hasn't been implemented. He's pushing an amendment to do away with that planned program. He says it's too costly compared to the current version.
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