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October 6, 2017

 

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No Cuts, No Additions to Senate Farm Bill

The Senate Budget Committee is expected to pass a resolution with no changes to the $100 billion legislation that funds crop insurance and SNAP benefits.

August 21, 2017

 

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Beyond Pantries: This Food Bank Invests In Local Community

Normally food banks distribute donated food to the hungry. But Rochester, NY food bank Foodlink is going beyond that to provide jobs to boost the local economy.

August 11, 2017

 

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Welcome To The Linton Farmers’ Market

This week, we meet vendors and customers whose lives have been changed by this small but bustling southern Indiana market.

May 24, 2017

 

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Congress And Farmers Are Shocked By Proposed USDA Cuts

The Trump administration wants to cut both food aid to the poor and subsidies for the nation's farmers.

May 6, 2017

 

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Here’s What Sonny Perdue Said On Climate Change, Immigration

Harvest Public Media’s Peggy Lowe sat down with the Secretary of Agriculture to talk about Trump Administration’s priorities for our food system.

March 29, 2017

 

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Deportation Fears Prompt Immigrants To Cancel Food Stamps

Groups that help low-income families get food aid report a big drop in the number of immigrants seeking help.

March 24, 2017

 

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Trump’s USDA Pick Gets Capitol Hill Hearing But No Vote Yet

Sonny Perdue was the last cabinet secretary Trump nominated, back on Jan. 19.

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.

January 12, 2017

 

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Grocers To Accept Food Stamps For Online Orders

The USDA plans to launch a pilot program to allow people to buy groceries online with food stamps.

January 3, 2017

 

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Battles Over Farm, Food Policies May Be Brewing As Trump Era Begins

President-elect Donald Trump hasn't said much about food and farm policy, but the coming years will likely see profound battles over food and nutrition.

December 22, 2016

 

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Food Regs Uncertain As White House Changes Hands

As the White House ramps up for a profound transition in January, many questions remain about the fate of food and agriculture legislation under new leadership.

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.

February 18, 2016

 

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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.

November 24, 2015

 

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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.

April 4, 2014

 

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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.

February 20, 2014

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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 

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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.

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