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House Bill Would Cut 3.8 Million People From Food Stamp Rolls

House Bill Would Cut 3.8 Million People From Food Stamp Rolls

| September 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

The measure would cut $40 billion from the federal SNAP program over 10 years. Republicans who back the cuts say they attack fraud. In reality, the vast majority of SNAP recipients either work or are children, disabled or elderly. The House is poised to take up the bill Thursday.

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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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Nudging Detroit: Program Doubles Food Stamp Bucks In Grocery Stores

Nudging Detroit: Program Doubles Food Stamp Bucks In Grocery Stores

| June 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Incentive programs that double the value of food stamp dollars spent at farmers markets have been hailed as one of the most effective ways to encourage healthful eating and support local farmers. The flaw: Most people don’t shop at farmers markets. So a new program will soon pilot the concept at three grocery stores in Detroit.

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How The Senate Farm Bill Would Change Subsidies

How The Senate Farm Bill Would Change Subsidies

| June 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Senate passed legislation Monday that would do away with direct payments to farmers and instead create an expanded crop insurance program. It’s designed to protect farmers from losses, but some say it amounts to a highly subsidized gift to agribusiness.

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Farm Subsidies and Food Stamps at Stake in Farm Bill Vote

Farm Subsidies and Food Stamps at Stake in Farm Bill Vote

| June 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Senate plans to vote Monday on the reauthorization of the farm bill, which is already causing a stir among farmers, environmentalists, and anti-hunger advocates. The bill would cut $24 billion over the next decade, including $4 billion from food stamp programs. The House drafted a rival bill, with nearly $40 billion in cuts. KQED’s Forum discusses the likelihood of the bills’ passage, and what they mean for different stake holders.

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Ten Top Food News Stories of 2011: Part One

Ten Top Food News Stories of 2011: Part One

| December 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Sarah Henry takes a look at the top food trends and topics for 2011. Part One: My Plate, food swaps, food fraud, eating bugs, and the growing number of hungry in the Bay Area and beyond.

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