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March 20, 2017

 

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Rural Groups Push Against Proposed Cuts To USDA Spending

President Trump’s proposal calls for reduction in USDA discretionary spending and lays out rationale for why some programs are either eliminated or scaled back.

March 16, 2017

 

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Bill Would Lift Savings Limit For Food Stamp Recipients

Some committee members are also concerned about the lack of regulation on what SNAP can be used to purchase.

February 27, 2017

 

Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Pat Roberts

Senate Ag Leaders Hope To Avoid Budget Cuts In New Farm Bill

With both houses of Congress and the White House in Republican hands, it is unclear how lawmakers plan to shape a new bill.

January 24, 2017

 

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Bill Easing Drug Offender SNAP Ineligibility OK’d By Committee

A federal law prohibits former criminals convicted of, for example, trafficking controlled substances, from receiving food stamp benefits.

January 19, 2017

 

Sonny Perdue

Trump To Tap Perdue As Agriculture Secretary

If nominated and confirmed, Sonny Perdue will take charge of the USDA, an agency with nearly 100,000 employees and a $150 billion budget.

November 7, 2016

 

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Food Program Gap Can Put Families At Risk

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.

October 19, 2016

 

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Trump And Clinton May Agree On Food Stamps, Conservation

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.

March 4, 2016

 

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SNAP Benefits Aren’t Enough To Keep Many Recipients Fed

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.

February 18, 2016

 

A sign in a store announces SNAP payments are accepted.

USDA Pushes More Healthy Options For SNAP Customers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed rules to force stores that accept food stamps to offer healthier foods.

February 1, 2016

 

Terry Work

The Clock Is Ticking For A Million Food Stamp Recipients

For unemployed adults in 22 states, they have two months to find a job or lose their food assistance.

November 24, 2015

 

Workers collect 500 pounds of Thanksgiving donations at a Navy food bank in Norco, CA in 2011.

Food Banks In Need Despite Decline In Hunger

Hunger in the U.S. is at a 7-year low, but food banks are seeing greater demand during the holiday season this year.

December 15, 2014

 

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A Year Later, Food Banks Struggle With SNAP Cuts

Last November, food assistance recipients saw across-the-board cuts, causing more to turn to food banks to fill the gap.

September 18, 2014

 

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Farm Bill’s SNAP Cuts Affect Only Four States

Under a provision dubbed "heat and eat," 12 states have been able to circumvent SNAP cutbacks by providing heat assistance as well.

May 20, 2014

 

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Local Farmers Try To Tap Bigger Markets

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.

April 4, 2014

 

bloomington community farmers market

Bloomington Farmers’ Market Opens For 40th Year

Despite record cold snaps this winter, organizers promise plenty of fresh produce on the first Saturday of the Bloomington Community Farmers Market.

April 4, 2014

 

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Farmers Market Seaon, Foraging For Dandelions, Ag Drones

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?

February 20, 2014

Rising Need 

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More Military Families Using Food Stamps

Food stamp use at military groceries has risen for the sixth straight year.

February 5, 2014

At Long Last 

The U.S. Capitol peeks through a bed of flowers

Farm Bill Clears Last Big Hurdle

After two years of partisan skirmishing, both chambers of the U.S Congress have approved a sweeping farm bill.

January 30, 2014

Finally Farm Bill 

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Farm Bill Passage Doesn’t Mean Less Benefits For Hoosiers

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.

January 28, 2014

Finally? 

Sunlight peeks through the windows of the Capitol rotunda.

Farm Bill Deal To Cut Subsidies And SNAP

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.

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