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States’ Rebellion Against Food Stamp Cuts Grows

States’ Rebellion Against Food Stamp Cuts Grows

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Congress planned to shave $8.6 billion from the food stamps program by closing a loophole, cutting benefits to 850,000 households. But it left states an out to avoid the cuts, and many are taking it.

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Congress Blocks Slaughtering Horses For Meat In U.S.

Congress Blocks Slaughtering Horses For Meat In U.S.

| January 17, 2014 | 4 Comments

The omnibus spending bill approved by the Senate on Thursday night contains language banning funding for USDA inspections of slaughterhouses for horses. That effectively stops plans to restart the slaughter of horses in the U.S. to export meat abroad.

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House Smacks Down Farm Bill, And Farm Lobby, Too

House Smacks Down Farm Bill, And Farm Lobby, Too

| June 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the past, the House might have let the Agriculture Committee have its way. Not this year. Democrats voted overwhelmingly against the bill, in large part because it cut an estimated $2 billion each year from nutrition programs like SNAP, or food stamps.

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Obama Would Veto House’s Farm Bill, White House Says

Obama Would Veto House’s Farm Bill, White House Says

| June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Obama administration says the bill “makes unacceptable deep cuts” to federal food aid programs and extends, rather than cuts, crop insurance payments to farmers.

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Congress: Where Food Reforms Go To Die?

Congress: Where Food Reforms Go To Die?

| May 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

As Congress gets to work on the farm bill, two common-sense, bipartisan reform measures seem to have gotten run over somewhere along the way. The first would set minimum standards for housing egg-laying chickens. The second sought to change how the U.S. provides food aid to people in foreign nations.

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