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June 10, 2019

 

A Fight Over Beef Jerky Reveals Trump Era Tensions Over SNAP

Retailers that accept SNAP benefits must stock a variety of staple foods, including a minimum number of fruits and vegetables, meat, dairy and grain options. Now there's a fight over what counts.

May 24, 2019

 

Online SNAP Could Eliminate Food Deserts – And Cause More Problems

A pilot program allows SNAP recipients to purchase food online.

May 3, 2019

 

Supreme Court Mulling Transparency On SNAP Retail Sales

The US Supreme Court this session is set to consider whether to make sales data on SNAP purchases from big food retailers public.

January 11, 2019

 

Farmers, Benefit Recipients Face Uncertainty During Government Shutdown

As the government shutdown stretches into its third week, it continues to affect everything from National Park trash to long lines at the airport.

December 14, 2018

 

Andy Fisher On The Anti-Hunger Movement’s Strange Bedfellows

Andy Fisher’s book, Big Hunger, asks tough questions about charity and how we can do the most good.

November 23, 2018

 

Calculating Diets–Why Does The USDA Want To Keep Its Numbers Under Wraps?

How much money does one person need to feed themselves adequately, for one month? How would you go about determining that?

November 16, 2018

 

If You’re Lactose Intolerant, Can You Survive On The USDA’s Thrifty Food Plan?

When the government subsidizes corn, it effectively subsidizes dairy, too. Government nutrition programs push dairy as a major protein source, even when it doesn't make sense for most Americans.

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.

November 5, 2018

 

Food Stamps For Soda: Time To End Billion-Dollar Subsidy For Sugary Drinks?

SNAP provides nutrition assistance for about 42 million Americans, but critics say now is the time to restructure the $70 billion annual program in a way that promotes healthier food choices.

November 2, 2018

 

Got Milk? And If So, Why?

Milk sits at the intersection of culture and biology. Food scholar Andrea Wiley helps us understand milk’s outsized role in the American diet.

November 2, 2018

 

Rural Americans Are Now The Largest Slice Of Federal Food Aid Recipients

On a busy football Saturday, fans on both sides of the Iowa-Nebraska line streamed into a tiny grocery store to pick up hamburger, soda and chips. Store manager Nick Johnson, a third-generation store owner in far southwest Iowa, has long had a front-row seat to the local economy. Times have been tough since the recession, […]

November 2, 2018

 

SNAP, Farm Bill Hangs In Midterm Balance

Heavier food stamp restrictions and a host of other contentious farm bill proposals are up in the air as midterms bear down on an uncertain Congress.

May 11, 2018

 

Grafting Cucumbers And Pickling Radishes

What do you get when you cross a butternut squash and a burpless cucumber? You might get an early harvest.

May 1, 2018

 

Unauthorized Immigrants Shy Away From Signing Kids Up For Food Aid

In the small city of Fort Morgan, Colorado, 33-year-old Verónica delicately stacks cans of food into her mini shopping cart, strolling the narrow aisles of the Rising Up food pantry to gather eggs, milk, apples and an extra-large box of cereal. “This [place] is really helpful for me,” Verónica said in Spanish. She asked not to be identified by […]

April 27, 2018

 

Food Stamps And Farm Policy–Does This Marriage Make Sense?

When the government subsidizes corn, it effectively subsidizes dairy, too. Government nutrition programs push dairy as a major protein source, even when it doesn't make sense for most Americans.

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.

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.

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