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October 19, 2016

 

Trump And Clinton May Agree On Food Stamps, Conservation

The campaigns agree on food policy in some surprising ways. Most notable: both campaigns say that food-stamp benefits should remain a part of the Farm Bill.

February 18, 2016

 

USDA Pushes More Healthy Options For SNAP Customers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed rules to force stores that accept food stamps to offer healthier foods.

November 24, 2015

 

Food Banks In Need Despite Decline In Hunger

Hunger in the U.S. is at a 7-year low, but food banks are seeing greater demand during the holiday season this year.

December 15, 2014

 

A Year Later, Food Banks Struggle With SNAP Cuts

Last November, food assistance recipients saw across-the-board cuts, causing more to turn to food banks to fill the gap.

September 18, 2014

 

Farm Bill’s SNAP Cuts Affect Only Four States

Under a provision dubbed "heat and eat," 12 states have been able to circumvent SNAP cutbacks by providing heat assistance as well.

April 4, 2014

 

Bloomington Farmers’ Market Opens For 40th Year

Despite record cold snaps this winter, organizers promise plenty of fresh produce on the first Saturday of the Bloomington Community Farmers Market.

February 20, 2014

Rising Need 

More Military Families Using Food Stamps

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

February 5, 2014

At Long Last 

Farm Bill Clears Last Big Hurdle

After two years of partisan skirmishing, both chambers of the U.S Congress have approved a sweeping farm bill.

January 30, 2014

Finally Farm Bill 

Farm Bill Passage Doesn’t Mean Less Benefits For Hoosiers

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a new Farm Bill , which cuts SNAP benefits and farm subsidies. But these reductions aren't bad things for Hoosiers.

January 28, 2014

Finally? 

Farm Bill Deal To Cut Subsidies And SNAP

Key lawmakers from the House and Senate – finally – hammered out a farm bill compromise on Monday that could come up for a vote as early as Wednesday.

December 11, 2013

To Be Continued 

Farm Bill Kicked To Next Year

Lawmakers decided to reconvene in January to hammer out a deal on a new five-year farm bill.

December 7, 2013

Far And Near 

Recipes From Pearl Lagoon, Frog Legs, SNAP In Rural America

Vicki Basman talks about her food adventures in Pearl Lagoon. Frog legs are on the menu. And, how cuts to SNAP funding could affect rural Americans.

December 5, 2013

Farm Bill Fiasco 

Danger Ahead: Another ‘Dairy Cliff’

Doubling dairy prices loom as Congress makes its way back into session to focus on a myriad of issues, including the farm bill.

December 3, 2013

Snip Snap 

Rural Areas Worry About Food Stamp Cuts

Funding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program isn’t just an urban concern. Families living amid fertile farmland increasingly rely on SNAP benefits.

November 28, 2013

Food Banks 

Food Pantries Feel The Pinch Following SNAP Cuts

Food pantries are serving more recipients across the nation this season after SNAP cuts took affect November 1.

November 1, 2013

Lean Times 

Cuts To Food Stamps Begin

47 million Americans will see a reduction in their food stamp benefits starting November 1.

October 16, 2013

Cheap food 

45 Percent Of Indiana Fast Food Workers Receive Public Aid

More than half of the nation’s fast food workers use public aid programs to support their families according to a new labor study released Tuesday.

September 20, 2013

Food (No Farm) Bill 

House Passes Bill With Significant Snips To SNAP

The House narrowly passed a bill Thursday that, if turned into law, would cut $39 billion from SNAP benefits over ten years.

August 15, 2013

Two (Organic) Apples A Day... 

New York Docs ‘Prescribe’ Fruits and Veggies

Two New York hospitals have become the latest testing ground for a project to curb diet-related diseases with fresh produce.

July 20, 2013

Oh, SNAP 

Farm Bill Moves To Conference

The farm bill moved to conference Thursday evening with hopes that nutritional assistance would make its way into the final product.

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