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.
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.
More than half of the nation’s fast food workers use public aid programs to support their families according to a new labor study released Tuesday.
The House narrowly passed a bill Thursday that, if turned into law, would cut $39 billion from SNAP benefits over ten years.
Two New York hospitals have become the latest testing ground for a project to curb diet-related diseases with fresh produce.
The farm bill moved to conference Thursday evening with hopes that nutritional assistance would make its way into the final product.
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.
When Chef Daniel Marquis isn't cooking at Quay in Chicago, he's growing food on his family farm. Seasoned gardeners share their stories. We forage for cattails!