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Audit Says La. Lax In Its Oversight of WIC Program

posted on November 27, 2013 at 11:14 AM

The audit said OPH didn't verify grocery prices charged through the program, overpaid for food, didn't follow federal regulations governing the program and often didn't sanction vendors for unsanitary conditions in stores or expired products on... Full Story

Food Stamp Cuts Kick in as Congress Debates More

posted on November 1, 2013 at 10:47 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will see their benefits go down starting Friday, just as Congress begins negotiations on further cuts to the program.Beginning in November, a temporary benefit from... Full Story

Illinois Democrats Bring Home Food Stamp Message

posted on August 9, 2013 at 5:54 PM

Government data show about 2 million Illinois residents receive food stamps. 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 GOP Considers Food Stamp Work Requirements

posted on July 26, 2013 at 3:36 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 47 million Americans received food stamps last year, but only a relative few are required to work or look for a job as a condition of receiving the aid. Now, House Republicans are considering whether the work... 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

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

Vilsack Up to Challenge of Obama's 2014 Budget

posted on April 16, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Vilsack Up to Challenge of Obama's 2014 Budget
The ongoing budget battle in Washington ramped up this week as President Obama sent Congress his $3.8 trillion spending request for fiscal year 2014. Seeking common ground with Republicans, the president’s plan aims to reduce the federal debt... Full Story

Farm Bill Could Hinge On Budget Talks

posted on December 7, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., signaled her eagerness to pair the two bills saying the farm bill's passage would be "a significant first step in meeting the critical deficit reduction challenges our country must face... Full Story

Agriculture Department Unveils New Steps To Penalize Food Stamp Abusers

posted on August 10, 2012 at 3:01 PM

WASHINGTON — The Agriculture Department says it is going to impose tougher penalties on stores that violate food stamp rules and give states new tools to root out applicants who are ineligible for the benefit program that now covers about... Full Story

Government Taking New Steps To Combat Food Stamp Fraud

posted on May 25, 2012 at 1:51 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Food stamp recipients are ripping off the government for millions of dollars by illegally selling their benefit cards for cash — sometimes even in the open, on eBay or Craigslist — and then asking the... Full Story

Farmers Markets Getting Money to Take Food Stamps

posted on May 11, 2012 at 4:34 PM

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