In: Nutrition Programs
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...
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....