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April 20, 2018

 

What’s SNAP Got To Do With It?

A conversation with Angela Babb on the history of the US Farm Bill and how government nutrition assistance programs originated within farm policy.

April 20, 2018

 

Republican Farm Bill Increases Requirements For SNAP Recipients

Republicans in Congress have released their version of a new Farm Bill. It imposes new requirements on low-income recipients of food assistance, but continues traditional subsidies for farmers.

March 16, 2018

 

Sazón Brings Yucatan Tacos To Indiana

Of all the toppings Sazon offers for their tacos, the pickled onions are the most striking. Hot pink in color, with an equally bright flavor, it's a crucial element in The Yucatan's signature taco style.

March 2, 2018

 

Food Assistance–Three Ways

With a flawed emergency food system, people have to get creative to move nutritious, fresh, local food to the people who need it.

February 26, 2018

 

Food Box Plan And Health? Native Americans Know All Too Well

The USDA has long given canned, shelf-stable food aid to tribes, with devastating health effects.

February 13, 2018

 

Trump’s Budget Proposes Food Boxes As Half Of SNAP Benefit

SNAP recipients would receive less money for spending on food, and would instead receive half of the benefits in boxes of nonperishable food.

January 12, 2018

 

Tree Planting, Apple Canning — and Pie!

Ever wonder how the Serviceberry got its name? Poet and orchardist Ross Gay wants to tell you about it.

January 12, 2018

 

Food Stamp Fate Murky In 2018 Farm Bill

As Congress prepares to reauthorize the federal farm bill later this year, watchdogs and voters are bracing for possible cuts to the SNAP program.

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 21, 2017

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

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