House Committees Debate Funding for Programs in Farm Bill

Divisions arise over federal food benefit programs and “climate-friendly” farming. The next farm spending bill, which is renewed every five years, is due this September. The legislation renews funding…

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USDA Urges Congress to Fund WIC Program

Cuts have been proposed in the 2024 draft budget. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently made a request of Congress, asking that legislators not cut $1 billion…

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USDA Seeks Funding From Congress for WIC Program

The supplemental nutrition program is among those that have not received appropriations for the current fiscal year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates there are 810,000 who…

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USDA Invests in Nutrition Incentive Program

Funding advances access to fresh produce for underserved communities across the nation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a $52 million investment set to support dietary…

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USDA Finds WIC Program Underutilized

Agency looking to Congress for support in closing the nutritional gap. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service recently released a study showing that, despite the…

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USDA Seeks to Reduce Food Waste and Strengthen Local Food Systems

American Rescue Plan funding expands efforts to reduce food loss and promote community resilience. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced a $25 million investment to address…

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Group of Representatives Opposed to EATS Act for Farm Bill

They say that the proposed legislation is federal overreach and would overrule multiple state laws regulating food safety. House Agriculture Committee Chair Glenn Thompson of Pennsylvania and and…

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USDA Awards $30 Million for School Nutrition

Action for Health Kids will distribute the subgrants through the Food and Nutrition Service. Action for Healthy Kids will distribute nearly $30 million in subgrants to 264 school…

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Federal Budget Passage Signals SNAP Program Changes

Federal farm legislation renews food subsidy reform debates. The recently passed federal budget expands work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the federal government’s food security…

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USDA Approves D-Snap for OK Disaster Area

Residents in Oklahoma counties hit by tornadoes receive nutrition assistance. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its approval for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) to…

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