A House plan to make major cuts to food stamps would be scaled back under a bipartisan agreement on a massive farm bill, a near end to a more than two-year fight that has threatened to hurt rural lawmakers in an election year.
There's a boost in money for crop insurance popular in the Midwest, higher cotton and rice subsidies for Southern farmers, and a renewal of federal land payments for Western states.
The compromise is expected to cut food stamps by about $800 million a year, or around 1 percent.
In September, the House passed legislation cutting 5 percent from the $80 billion-a-year program.
The Senate had passed a bill with $400 million in annual food stamp cuts.
The House could vote on the bill as soon as Wednesday and the Senate, sometime in the next three week.