by Jeff Spross Posted on September 30, 2014
The bulk of the spending will go to grants to support local farming efforts and food hubs, with come with myriad health and economic benefits -- especially for the nation's poorest citizens.
by Josh Israel Posted on July 25, 2014
Rep. Tom Cotton (R) has repeatedly voted against emergency funding for disaster relief, but attempted to take credit for disaster aid approved for 23 counties in Arkansas.
by Alan Pyke Posted on July 3, 2014
Republicans insisted the food stamps program should be cut due to waste, fraud, and abuse. But its actual performance doesn't square with those claims.
by Alan Pyke Posted on May 1, 2014
One program serves wealthy farm owners and has high error rates. The other serves poor families and has low error rates. Guess which one Congress expanded?
by Alan Pyke Posted on March 19, 2014
Half of the states affected by the recent cut to food stamps have now announced plans to block the cuts.
by Alan Pyke Posted on March 14, 2014
Oregon will spend $2 million to preserve 28 times as much money in food stamp benefits.
by Alan Pyke Posted on March 6, 2014
Gov. Tom Corbett (R-PA) will be the third governor (and the first Republican) to block Congress's food stamp cuts in his state.
by Katie Valentine Posted on January 29, 2014 Updated: January 30, 2014
Conservation programs, renewable energy, and agriculture are all affected by this year's Farm Bill.
by Alan Pyke Posted on January 28, 2014
Here's a guide to a new farm bill chock full of agriculture and anti-poverty policies.
by Alan Pyke Posted on January 3, 2014
The multi-year farm bill fight may be winding down, but critics say a central piece of the budding compromise is deeply flawed.