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School Lunch Programs Adjust Meal Rates

  • July 17, 2014

Posted July 17, 2014 This Notice announces the annual adjustments to the “national average payments,” the amount of money the Federal...

Child & Adult Care Centers Adjust Meal Rates

  • July 17, 2014

Posted July 17, 2014 This notice announces the annual adjustments to the national average payment rates for meals and snacks...

Groups Invited to Comment on SNAP E&T Study

  • July 16, 2014

Posted July 16, 2014 In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the general public and other public agencies...

Stabenow to Convene First Child Nutrition Reauthorization Hearing

Posted June 6, 2014   Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, will convene...

Committee Approved 2015 Agriculture Appropriations Bill

Posted June 2, 2014   On Thursday, the House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2015 Agriculture Appropriations bill on a...

House Panel Supports School Lunch Waivers

Posted May 30, 2014   At the House Appropriations Committee, Republicans moved forward with the plan to offer school districts a...

Controversy over School Lunch Program Continues

Posted May 13, 2014   The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture is looking to include language in the fiscal 2015 spending...

CBO Estimates SNAP Costs Will Drop by $24 Billion

  • April 17, 2014

Posted April 17, 2014   After much political discord over the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps,...

Vilsack Releases Farm Bill Implementation Progress Report

  • April 7, 2014

Posted April 7, 2014   Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack recently released a progress report for the implementation of the farm...

USDA Finalizes Changes to Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children

  • March 13, 2014

Posted March 13, 2014   USDA recently finalized changes to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC),...

2015 Budget Proposes Cuts to USDA

  • March 6, 2014

Posted March 6, 2014   Tuesday, the White House proposed almost $24 billion in discretionary spending for the U.S. Agriculture Department...

Lawmakers Ask Vilsack to Delay Food Stamp Cuts

  • February 21, 2014

Posted February 21, 2014   Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and several other congressional Democrats have asked Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to...

Congress Approves Farm Bill, President’s Signature Next

  • February 4, 2014

Posted February 4, 2014   Congress has passed a five-year farm bill after a long, arduous process that lasted over two...

USDA Proposes Standards for School Nutrition Officials

  • February 4, 2014

Posted February 4, 2014   The USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) recently released a proposed rule which would create minimum...

Farm Bill Framework May be Announced This Week

  • December 10, 2013

Posted December 10, 2013   After months of negotiations, farm bill conferees are close to a deal that would clear the...

Big Advances for Farm Bill, but Deal Unlikely This Year

  • December 6, 2013

Posted December 6, 2013   After a meeting on Wednesday, farm bill negotiators made major advances, but conferees say a deal...

Farm Bill Work Continues, Agreement Possible

  • December 2, 2013

Posted December 2, 2013   While farm bill negotiators failed to meet a self-imposed deadline of reaching a framework for a...

Farm Bill Talks Break Down as Deadline Looms

  • November 22, 2013

Posted November 22, 2013   Farm bill negotiations broke down on Thursday and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK) said...

Report Finds Potential Savings of $130 Billion from Agricultural Programs

  • November 18, 2013

Posted November 18, 2013   A report released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) shows that Congress could save around $130...

Farm Bill Progress Amid Challenges

  • November 15, 2013

Posted November 15, 2013   House Agricultural Committee ranking member Collin Peterson (D-MN) said that the conference is making progress toward...