11/27/13 10:05 AM
(money.cnn.com) On Tuesday, it issued a report that shows nutrition subsidies keep 2.2 million children out of poverty. While the report doesn't offer any new insight on the benefits of food stamps, it shows that President Obama is ready to use his bully pulpit to guard the program against cuts.
By Associated Press | 11/27/13 09:59 AM
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed and 25 of his Senate colleagues have sent a letter to key negotiators working on a stalled farm bill asking them to support a level of funding for The Emergency Food Assistance Program that he says will help keep pace with the demand for emergency food relief.
By Joel Gehrke | 11/26/13 03:50 PM
White House officials accused House Republicans of offering a "harsh and unacceptable" plan for "pulling food off the table" at Thanksgiving by changing the eligibility requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. "Americans do not only care about ensuring their neighbors...
11/26/13 09:15 AM
(www.reuters.com) NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A program that provides food and nutrition assistance to millions of low-income Americans may not be effective at current funding levels, suggests a new study. Researchers found people who received assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition...
By Associated Press | 11/26/13 09:01 AM
New York is awarding $4.5 million in additional grants for food banks to help offset the 5 percent cut in the federal food stamps program that began this month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.
By Bloomberg News | 11/20/13 11:11 AM
Congressional critics looking to cut the nation’s food stamp bill — which has doubled in the past five years — are pointing to what some say is a loophole in the law: If a state gives a resident as little as $1 a year in heating assistance, it allows that person’s household to...
11/20/13 10:27 AM
(www.oregonlive.com) The number of Oregonians who received food stamps dipped below 800,000 this fall for the first time in nearly two years, but forecasters say they expect almost 24,000 more Oregonians to rely on government food aid than in their last forecast in the spring.
11/19/13 09:18 AM
Tracey Coleman understands that many people are skeptical about the federal food stamp program, and she agrees that some reform may be needed. But the 43-year-old Essex woman also knows food stamps have kept her family fed since her husband was laid off from the Sparrows Point steel plant last...
By Mary Clare Jalonick | 11/19/13 09:03 AM
The future of state laws that regulate everything from the size of a hen's cage to the safe consumption of Gulf oysters may be at stake as farm bill negotiators work to resolve a long-simmering fight between agriculture and animal welfare interests.
11/18/13 09:31 AM
Unemployment remains stubbornly high. Paycheck growth, especially for minimum-wage workers, is stagnant. Yet even lacking a full economic recovery, millions of needy families around the United States and in Massachusetts are losing a portion of their federal food stamp benefits this month....
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