Tag Archives: Farm Bill

Food stamps and SNAP to be completely cut by Congress

Nearly half a million people who receive food stamps but still do not get enough to eat would lose their eligibility for the program under proposed cuts that are expected to be taken up again by Congress. An additional 160,000 to 305,000 recipients who do get enough to eat would also lose their eligibility and […]

House bill grows subisdies for agribiz, nixes food stamps

Farm bills have had two major pieces. One piece offers subsidies to farmers; the other offers nutritional aid to Americans in distress, mainly in the form of food stamps (these days officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/15/opinion/krugman-hunger-games-usa.html?_r=0 When subsidies helped many poor farmers, you could defend the whole package as […]