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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...

Peterson Optimistic on Farm Bill Vote

  • November 4, 2013

Posted November 4, 2013   Representative Collin Peterson (D-MN) is optimistic that the House and Senate conference committee will find a...

“Food Stamp Cliff” Nearing, SNAP Cuts on Nov. 1

  • October 29, 2013

Posted October 29, 2013   The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly referred to as “food stamps,” will be cut at the...

Lawmakers Expect Farm Bill by End of October

  • October 22, 2013

Posted October 22, 2013   U.S. Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) are optimistic that Congress will pass...

House Names Farm Bill Conferees

  • October 14, 2013

Posted October 14, 2013   On Saturday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) named farm...

WIC Funding Cut Off by Government Shutdown

  • October 4, 2013

Posted October 4, 2013   Almost 9 million low-income mothers and children receiving benefits under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for...

Farm Bill Expires, Sen. Heitkamp to Hold Hearing

  • October 1, 2013

Posted October 1, 2013   The farm bill extension, which was passed last year after Congress was unable to pass a...

House Approves Nutrition Bill to Cut $40 Billion from SNAP

  • September 20, 2013

Posted September 20, 2013   The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly approved the nutrition bill that would cut about $40 billion...

Sen. Stabenow to Address House Nutrition Bill

  • September 18, 2013

Posted September 18, 2013 Senator and Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) will deliver remarks today on the...

House Nutrition Bill Introduced, CBO Releases Cost Estimate

  • September 17, 2013

Posted September 17, 2013   H.R. 3102, the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013, was introduced in the U.S....