SNAP (Food Stamps) http://www.kunc.org en States' Rebellion Against Food Stamp Cuts Grows http://www.kunc.org/post/states-rebellion-against-food-stamp-cuts-grows When Congress passed a farm bill earlier this year, it expected to save $8.6 billion over 10 years by tightening what many say is a loophole in the food stamp, or SNAP, program. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:10:00 +0000 Pam Fessler 54657 at http://www.kunc.org States' Rebellion Against Food Stamp Cuts Grows Years In The Making, New Farm Bill Becomes Law http://www.kunc.org/post/years-making-new-farm-bill-becomes-law <p>President Barak Obama signed the new farm bill into law Friday at Michigan State University in East Lansing, ending years of negotiations and wrangling.</p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 21:53:51 +0000 Amy Mayer & Harvest Public Media 53922 at http://www.kunc.org Years In The Making, New Farm Bill Becomes Law The Uneasy Marriage Of Food Stamps And The Farm Bill http://www.kunc.org/post/uneasy-marriage-food-stamps-and-farm-bill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When President Obama signs the </span><a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/new-farm-bill-may-be-sight" style="line-height: 1.5;">long-overdue Agriculture Act of 2014</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">– the new farm bill – into law Friday, both farmers and food stamps advocates will be sighing in relief. This farm bill process was fraught with ups and downs and the loose coalition tying nutrition and farm programs seemed barely able to survive.</span></p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Amy Mayer & Harvest Public Media 53887 at http://www.kunc.org The Uneasy Marriage Of Food Stamps And The Farm Bill Senate Approves Farm Bill, Now To President's Desk http://www.kunc.org/post/senate-approves-farm-bill-now-presidents-desk <p>The U.S. Senate passed the farm bill Tuesday by a vote of 68-32, sending it to the president’s desk and ending years of political wrangling.</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 21:45:43 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld & Harvest Public Media 53856 at http://www.kunc.org Senate Approves Farm Bill, Now To President's Desk Small Cuts To Food Stamps Add Up To Big Pains For Many Recipients http://www.kunc.org/post/small-cuts-food-stamps-add-big-pains-many-recipients In a rare display of bipartisanship, the House of Representatives Wednesday approved a massive five-year farm bill that costs nearly half a trillion dollars.<p>The bill includes some reductions to food stamps, known as the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, to the tune of nearly $1 billion a year. It's far less than what many Republicans had wanted. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 23:32:00 +0000 Richard Gonzales 53761 at http://www.kunc.org Small Cuts To Food Stamps Add Up To Big Pains For Many Recipients