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Posts tagged SNAP benefits

November 7, 2018

 

Technical Difficulties May Jeopardize Farmers Market Food Stamps

If a popular app used by many farmers markets to process federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits is no longer offered next spring, consumers' access to fresh produce may be stalled.

April 26, 2018

 

Obtaining Federal Food Benefits Takes Time, Patience

The first in Harvest Public Media's five-part series on SNAP looks at the application process for receiving food stamp benefits.

October 6, 2017

 

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 4, 2017

 

More SNAP Dollars At Market Mean More Sales For Farmers

Mallory Rickbeil says incentivizing SNAP users to shop for vegetables at the Linton Farmers' Market has enticed more farmers to become vendors.

June 21, 2017

 

Soda Taxes Making Ripples

Several municipalities across the US are looking into benefits and side effects of soda taxes that have recently passed or are now going into effect.

May 25, 2017

 

Trump Wants Families On Food Stamps To Get Jobs

Some 55 percent of families with kids on SNAP have jobs — they just don't earn enough to live on.

April 19, 2017

 

When Active-Duty Service Members Struggle To Feed Families

About 23,000 military families rely on food stamps, but advocates say that number is only a partial picture of the need among people who are currently serving.

August 4, 2016

 

Study Says Grocery Tax Affects Low-Income Families

The three states with the highest level of food insecurity are Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama - and all three states have a high grocery tax in place.

March 4, 2016

 

SNAP Benefits Aren’t Enough To Keep Many Recipients Fed

About 23 million American households rely on SNAP, but nearly one-third of them still have to visit a food pantry to keep themselves fed.

February 1, 2016

 

The Clock Is Ticking For A Million Food Stamp Recipients

For unemployed adults in 22 states, they have two months to find a job or lose their food assistance.

April 4, 2014

 

Farmers Market Seaon, Foraging For Dandelions, Ag Drones

Believe it or not, it's time for farmers markets! Robin Hobson gives us a behind-the-scenes view. And, will the wacky winter weather impact wild edibles?

February 20, 2014

Rising Need 

More Military Families Using Food Stamps

Food stamp use at military groceries has risen for the sixth straight year.

May 6, 2013

Let's Talk Farm Bill 

Dan Imhoff On Farm Bill: What You Don’t Know Might Hurt You

Dan Imhoff is the author of "Food Fight: Citizen’s Guide to the Next Food and Farm Bill." But it's growing food, raising animals that really get him excited.

March 13, 2013

Fresh Times Two 

SNAP Dollars Worth Double At Bloomington Winter Market

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.

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