House Kills First Attempt at Farm Bill Compromise

America's farmers are being put in a bind in a battle overfood stamps. Republicans in the U.S. House have defeated a new farm billbecause they say it spends too much on food stamps.

They want steeper reductions in the 75 billion dollar foodstamp program. They also want tougher regulations governing their use. Many democrats say the proposal to slash $20 billionfrom the program during the next 10 years is too big of a cut.

The senate has passed it version of the bill which wouldhave to be reconciled with the house version.