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May 17, 2013

Holy Miracles, Batman! 

Farm land dotted with round hay bales.

Farm Bill Progress, Finally

After months of political gridlock, new farm legislation may be in sight.

May 3, 2013

EBT Accepted Here 

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USDA: New Grants To Help Farmers Markets Take SNAP Payments

The USDA has announced new funding to encourage broader acceptance of SNAP benefits at farmers markets.

April 25, 2013

Health And Sugar 

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Sugary Soda Linked To Diabetes In Large European Study

Consuming sugary beverages daily has been associated with an increased risk of diabetes and stroke, a recent study finds.

March 20, 2013

Sustainable Legacy 

Head shot of USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan.

USDA’s Kathleen Merrigan Steps Down

Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan has paid much attention to small, local farming during her tenure at the USDA.

March 9, 2013

Holiday Celebration 

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Food Stamps At The Farmers Market, Two Recipes Using Peas

Brad Dunn introduces us to 4 Irish whiskeys. Chef Daniel Orr cooks with black-eyed-peas. Bloomington Winter Farmers Market is doubling customers' SNAP dollars.

March 8, 2013

Sequester who? Sequester you! 

A hundred-dollar bill cut into many pieces

Sequester Affects All Levels Of Food Supply

Over time, the sequester will lead to meat shortages, fewer FDA inspections of food processors, cuts to food banks and reductions in farmer credit.

December 5, 2012

Food Stamps 

cory-booker

New Jersey Mayor Takes On Food Stamp Challenge

850,000 Americans receive SNAP benefits each month. This week, Newark mayor Cory Booker is putting himself in their shoes.

September 6, 2012

Food Insecurity 

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Food Stamp Usage Reaches Record High

Hunger continues to be a major challenge as new data from the USDA shows food insecurity and food stamp participation are on the rise.

August 9, 2012

Local Food Love 

Sign points to open farmers market.

USDA And Local Communities Celebrate Farmers Market Week

Amid all the doom-and-gloom caused by heat and drought, festivities and some positive news mark National Farmers Market Week.

July 12, 2012

Legislation On The Move 

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House Makes Deep Cuts To SNAP In Their Farm Bill

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.

July 12, 2012

Food Stamp Feud 

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Farm Bill Debate: How To Trim SNAP

The biggest difference between the House- and Senate-proposed farm bills is in their handling of food stamps.

June 21, 2012

cooperation makes it happen 

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Farm Bill Update: Bipartisan Effort Ticks Through Amendments

On Tuesday, the Senate began the process of voting on a list of 73 amendments to the Food, Agriculture and Jobs Act of 2012.

June 19, 2012

Farm Bill, Finally 

Image of an old red barn with a silo in the background and side building surrounding.

Senate Might Pass Farm Bill This Week

Following weeks of heated debate, the farm bill is expected to go up for a vote in the Senate this week.

May 24, 2012

Health Food Nation? 

A large spread of fresh produce for sale at a farmer's market, including greens, tomatoes, peppers, and more.

New Study: Americans Really Love Fresh Food, Farmers Markets

Americans overwhelmingly support the idea that government and communities should work to make fresh, local produce more widely available.

May 9, 2012

Fresh Produce 

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Farmers Markets Get Grants For Food Stamps

Farmers markets across the country will receive grants to expand their participation in SNAP, providing more opportunities for low-income consumers.

April 23, 2012

SNAP Decisions 

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Food Assistance Benefits On The Chopping Block

In an effort to trim the federal budget, House Republicans have voted to cut $33 billion from food assistance programs over the next decade.

December 26, 2011

SNAP And Seeds 

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Planting Seeds A SNAP: Some Unaware Of Food Stamp Benefit

As demand for food stamps rise, educating those in need and those accepting SNAP benefits becomes crucial.

September 14, 2011

Wake Up Call 

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Hunger At Home: Food Insecurity Still A Problem

Nearly one in three households categorized as "food insecure" had to cut back or alter their eating habits for lack of food.

September 3, 2011

Too Much Of A Good Thing? 

A farmers market stall selling melons, peaches, onions, and many other kinds of produce. People are lined up around the stall to make purchases.

Growth Or Glut? A Thousand New Farmers Markets in 2011

In 2011, 7175 farmers markets operated in the U.S., up from 6139 in 2010. Locavores love it, but some farmers call it too much of a good thing.

August 24, 2011

Food Stamps 

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Food Stamp Program Sees Sharp Increase

Even as more people rely on food stamps, one in three could be eligible for assistance.

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