A federal law prohibits former criminals convicted of, for example, trafficking controlled substances, from receiving food stamp benefits.
If nominated and confirmed, Sonny Perdue will take charge of the USDA, an agency with nearly 100,000 employees and a $150 billion budget.
Once kids enrolled in WIC turn five, they are no longer eligible for the extra food. According to new research, that puts entire families at risk for hunger.
The campaigns agree on food policy in some surprising ways. Most notable: both campaigns say that food-stamp benefits should remain a part of the Farm Bill.
About 23 million American households rely on SNAP, but nearly one-third of them still have to visit a food pantry to keep themselves fed.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed rules to force stores that accept food stamps to offer healthier foods.
For unemployed adults in 22 states, they have two months to find a job or lose their food assistance.
Hunger in the U.S. is at a 7-year low, but food banks are seeing greater demand during the holiday season this year.
Last November, food assistance recipients saw across-the-board cuts, causing more to turn to food banks to fill the gap.
Under a provision dubbed "heat and eat," 12 states have been able to circumvent SNAP cutbacks by providing heat assistance as well.
Local food sales numbers are hard to come by, but direct-to-consumer sales accounted for just 0.8 percent of food agricultural sales in 2007.
Despite record cold snaps this winter, organizers promise plenty of fresh produce on the first Saturday of the Bloomington Community Farmers Market.
Believe it or not, it's time for farmers markets! Robin Hobson gives us a behind-the-scenes view. And, will the wacky winter weather impact wild edibles?
Food stamp use at military groceries has risen for the sixth straight year.
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.
Lawmakers decided to reconvene in January to hammer out a deal on a new five-year farm bill.
Vicki Basman talks about her food adventures in Pearl Lagoon. Frog legs are on the menu. And, how cuts to SNAP funding could affect rural Americans.
Doubling dairy prices loom as Congress makes its way back into session to focus on a myriad of issues, including the farm bill.