The farm bill passed the Senate Monday with cuts to SNAP and direct payments to farmers. The bill did include subsidies for peanut and rice farmers.
About 47 million Americans are enrolled in SNAP. Most of the money is spent at grocery stores, but an increasing amount is finding its way to local markets.
After months of political gridlock, new farm legislation may be in sight.
The USDA has announced new funding to encourage broader acceptance of SNAP benefits at farmers markets.
Consuming sugary beverages daily has been associated with an increased risk of diabetes and stroke, a recent study finds.
Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan has paid much attention to small, local farming during her tenure at the USDA.
With the help of an anonymous donation, the Bloomington Winter Farmers Market hopes to ensure that no one is priced out of buying fresh, local foods.
850,000 Americans receive SNAP benefits each month. This week, Newark mayor Cory Booker is putting himself in their shoes.
Political scientist Christine Barbour talks about food stamps, the recent demise of the farm bill and what she thinks the lack of a food conversation means.
The House and Senate are at odds over cuts to food stamps, which dominate spending in the farm bill.
Hunger continues to be a major challenge as new data from the USDA shows food insecurity and food stamp participation are on the rise.
The House voted to pass their farm bill Thursday, but there's still work ahead to reconcile both the Senate and the House bills before the Sept. 30 deadline.
The biggest difference between the House- and Senate-proposed farm bills is in their handling of food stamps.
The House Agriculture Committee began voting through proposed amendments today in the hope of getting the bill through the committee this week.
The farm bill has made it closer to becoming law. The Senate passed it in a 2-1 vote Thursday, but the bill still has to clear the House.
On Tuesday, the Senate began the process of voting on a list of 73 amendments to the Food, Agriculture and Jobs Act of 2012.
Following weeks of heated debate, the farm bill is expected to go up for a vote in the Senate this week.
Farmers markets across the country will receive grants to expand their participation in SNAP, providing more opportunities for low-income consumers.
In an effort to trim the federal budget, House Republicans have voted to cut $33 billion from food assistance programs over the next decade.
Hearings for the 2012 Farm Bill have started up again. How much support should small-scale farmers get? Legislators disagree.