In: Nutrition Programs
House Panel Supports School Lunch Waivers
- May 30, 2014
Posted May 30, 2014 At the House Appropriations Committee, Republicans moved forward with the plan to offer school districts a...
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),...
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...
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 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...
“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...
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...