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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

 

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.

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.

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

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 

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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.

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.

December 11, 2013

To Be Continued 

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Farm Bill Kicked To Next Year

Lawmakers decided to reconvene in January to hammer out a deal on a new five-year farm bill.

December 7, 2013

Far And Near 

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Recipes From Pearl Lagoon, Frog Legs, SNAP In Rural America

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.

December 5, 2013

Farm Bill Fiasco 

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Danger Ahead: Another ‘Dairy Cliff’

Doubling dairy prices loom as Congress makes its way back into session to focus on a myriad of issues, including the farm bill.

December 3, 2013

Snip Snap 

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Rural Areas Worry About Food Stamp Cuts

Funding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program isn’t just an urban concern. Families living amid fertile farmland increasingly rely on SNAP benefits.

November 28, 2013

Food Banks 

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Food Pantries Feel The Pinch Following SNAP Cuts

Food pantries are serving more recipients across the nation this season after SNAP cuts took affect November 1.

November 1, 2013

Lean Times 

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Cuts To Food Stamps Begin

47 million Americans will see a reduction in their food stamp benefits starting November 1.

October 16, 2013

Cheap food 

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45 Percent Of Indiana Fast Food Workers Receive Public Aid

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.

September 20, 2013

Food (No Farm) Bill 

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House Passes Bill With Significant Snips To SNAP

The House narrowly passed a bill Thursday that, if turned into law, would cut $39 billion from SNAP benefits over ten years.

August 15, 2013

Two (Organic) Apples A Day... 

shoppers buying produce at a farmer's market in the Bronx

New York Docs ‘Prescribe’ Fruits and Veggies

Two New York hospitals have become the latest testing ground for a project to curb diet-related diseases with fresh produce.

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