The USDA announced $52 million in grants to grow the organic industry and support food hubs.
Under a provision dubbed "heat and eat," 12 states have been able to circumvent SNAP cutbacks by providing heat assistance as well.
Food stamp use at military groceries has risen for the sixth straight year.
Shopping as a way of connecting with your town. Lawmakers reached a compromise on the farm bill. Uplands Peak rescues farm animals. Broccoli soup for dinner.
Since the earliest farm supports in the 1930s, the link between those who grow food and those who need it has been part of federal agriculture policy.
After two years of partisan skirmishing, both chambers of the U.S Congress have approved a sweeping farm bill.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a new Farm Bill , which cuts SNAP benefits and farm subsidies. But these reductions aren't bad things for Hoosiers.
Key lawmakers from the House and Senate – finally – hammered out a farm bill compromise on Monday that could come up for a vote as early as Wednesday.
Earth Eats asked food watchdog and advocacy groups for their thoughts on the best and worst of food policy in 2013.
Doubling dairy prices loom as Congress makes its way back into session to focus on a myriad of issues, including the farm bill.
Funding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program isn’t just an urban concern. Families living amid fertile farmland increasingly rely on SNAP benefits.
Food pantries are serving more recipients across the nation this season after SNAP cuts took affect November 1.
47 million Americans will see a reduction in their food stamp benefits starting November 1.
Indiana Representative Marlin Stutzman and Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly will participate in the reignited Farm Bill debate in Congress.
The House narrowly passed a bill Thursday that, if turned into law, would cut $39 billion from SNAP benefits over ten years.
Big Sugar spent big bucks over the last three months to make sure their sweet subsidy deal stayed in the farm bill.
The farm bill moved to conference Thursday evening with hopes that nutritional assistance would make its way into the final product.
The U.S. House finally passed a version of the farm bill on Thursday, but environmental groups and watchdogs are not impressed.
Time is ticking for the farm bill. Current legislation expires September 30, and Majority Leader Harry Reid has warned it will not be extended again.
In case you missed it, the farm bill was defeated in the House of Representatives last week with a vote of 234 to 195.