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As Economy Improves, Some States Forego Federal SNAP Waivers

posted on April 17, 2015 at 5:42 PM

As Economy Improves, Some States Forego Federal SNAP Waivers
According to USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service, total costs for SNAP benefits more than doubled between 2007 and 2013. And while the uptick in payouts to participants actually fell to $74 billion in 2014, The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance... Full Story

House, Senate GOP looking at food stamp overhaul

posted on February 27, 2015 at 3:12 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are laying the groundwork for an overhaul of the nation's food stamp program, trying again after an unsuccessful attempt two years ago. Full Story

Census: 1 in 5 children on food stamps

posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:21 PM

Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled in 2008. Full Story

USDA Adds Foods To Moms And Kids Food Program

posted on February 28, 2014 at 1:24 PM

The changes to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, or WIC, will go into place by 2015. Full Story

2013 in Review

posted on December 27, 2013 at 5:04 PM

2013 in Review
2013 began in a similar fashion as the year it followed: as lawmakers dealt with a severe case of “electile dysfunction” in Washington. Full Story

Farm Bill stalls over differences in SNAP spending

posted on November 27, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Farm Bill stalls over differences in SNAP spending
In the wake of the worst economic downturn since the Depression, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, grew dramatically. According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the rates of participation and spending on... Full Story

Market to Market (September 20, 2013)

posted on September 20, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Market to Market (September 20, 2013)
Full Program: The impact and the aftermath of flooding in the West. Political wrangling continues over the budget, SNAP and the Farm Bill. One entrepreneur combines land and lake in an attempt to “catch” a profit with aquaculture. Market analysis with Don Roose. Full Story

GOP Prepares Bill To Cut Food Stamps By 5 Percent

posted on August 2, 2013 at 4:42 PM

House conservatives have urged major cuts as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, has doubled in cost since 2008. Full Story

House Farm Bill Passes Without Social Programs

posted on July 12, 2013 at 6:43 PM

House Farm Bill Passes Without Social Programs
The House version of the 2013 Farm Bill passes but only after social programs are removed from the legislation. Full Story

Farm Bill Rejected by House

posted on June 21, 2013 at 4:52 PM

Farm Bill Rejected by House
The U.S. House of Representatives ended a marathon debate over the Farm Bill, as a $940 billion overhaul of agriculture and food assistance went down in defeat. Full Story

Farm Bill Clears Senate

posted on June 14, 2013 at 5:47 PM

Farm Bill Clears Senate
It felt like 2012 all over again this week as the U.S. Senate passed its version the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act. Better known as the Farm Bill, the measure won approval Monday night with little debate. The legislation preserved much... Full Story

Market to Market (June 7, 2013)

posted on June 7, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Market to Market (June 7, 2013)
Full Program: Rains dampen the Corn Belt yet again, pushing the Mississippi River to flood stage. Senate lawmakers move one step closer to a final vote on the Farm Bill. Persistent drought in Colorado results in smaller herds for ranchers. Market analysis... Full Story

Senate Moves Forward with Farm Bill

posted on June 7, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Senate Moves Forward with Farm Bill
The Senate version of the bill is estimated to cost taxpayers nearly $955 billion over the next decade Full Story

Senate Tackles 2013 Farm Bill

posted on May 24, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Senate Tackles 2013 Farm Bill
After passing out of the Senate Agriculture Committee 15-5, the full Senate began floor debate on the Agricultural Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013. Full Story

Farm Bill Marches Out of Committee

posted on May 17, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Farm Bill Marches Out of Committee
The Agricultural Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013 is similar to legislation written last year that passed the Senate 327 days before this hearing, but later died without any House floor debate. Full Story
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