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.
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.
Over time, the sequester will lead to meat shortages, fewer FDA inspections of food processors, cuts to food banks and reductions in farmer credit.
850,000 Americans receive SNAP benefits each month. This week, Newark mayor Cory Booker is putting himself in their shoes.
Hunger continues to be a major challenge as new data from the USDA shows food insecurity and food stamp participation are on the rise.
Amid all the doom-and-gloom caused by heat and drought, festivities and some positive news mark National Farmers Market Week.
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.
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.
Americans overwhelmingly support the idea that government and communities should work to make fresh, local produce more widely available.
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.
As demand for food stamps rise, educating those in need and those accepting SNAP benefits becomes crucial.
Nearly one in three households categorized as "food insecure" had to cut back or alter their eating habits for lack of food.