By Sean Lengell | 12/06/13 02:01 PM
As if Congress hasn't failed enough this year to ingratiate itself with the public, the price of a gallon of milk is at risk of doubling in early 2014 if lawmakers don't pass a long-delayed farm bill by year's end. The 2008 farm bill expired last year without a replacement, though coverage for...
By Associated Press | 12/06/13 08:50 AM
A New Year's deadline that could send the price of milk skyward looms over congressional negotiators as they try to reach agreement on a five-year farm bill. They've been tripped up by differences over the nation's food stamp program and how to restructure farm subsidies.
12/05/13 10:00 AM
(swampland.time.com) When the House voted in September to cut $40 billion from the federal food-stamp program over 10 years, all but 15 Republicans supported the measure while not a single Democrat did so. But according to a TIME analysis of county-by-county food-stamp-enrollment data compiled by...
By Jim Kuhnhenn | 12/05/13 09:40 AM
WASHINGTON — Amid public doubts over his stewardship of the economy, President Barack Obama is putting a renewed focus on the income gap between rich and poor as he pushes for short-term congressional action and begins setting the domestic agenda for the remainder of his presidency. The...
By Associated Press | 12/04/13 11:05 AM
BALTIMORE — A Windsor Mill couple has pleaded to food stamp fraud in a plot to redeem the benefits in exchange for cash. Fifty-year-old Amara Cisse and his wife, 45-year-old Fanta Keita, entered the plea Tuesday in federal court in Baltimore.
12/04/13 10:19 AM
State officials say a new centralized processing system is designed to make the application process more efficient but social service advocates said the process makes it harder to sign up and easier to get thrown off food stamp rolls.
By Bloomberg News | 12/02/13 11:30 AM
Nicole Blakey says she can’t stand watching other people buy junk food with the government-issued food-stamp debit cards she’s used to raise three children while earning $9 an hour at a dry cleaner. “It makes me sick when you see people at the store, and they have 12-packs of pop,” the...
By Associated Press | 12/02/13 10:09 AM
The number of people on food stamp rolls in Missouri has dropped since the state switched to a centralized processing system and slashed most in-person help for people seeking public assistance.
11/29/13 01:16 PM
HIGHLAND, Ind. — Some of Indiana's food banks and pantries are seeing more people lining up for meals or baskets of food in response to a drop in federal food stamp benefits. The 2009 economic stimulus effort included a boost in food stamp dollars, but that extra funding ended this...
11/29/13 10:52 AM
(inplainsight.nbcnews.com) Food pantries and food banks struggled to meet demand this Thanksgiving, just weeks after food stamp cuts for millions of Americans took effect. On Nov. 1, the 47 million people who rely on food stamps — also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program...
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