The House Committee’s H.R. 2 draft Farm Bill is due to face a full-floor vote Friday, two days after more than 100 amendments were voted on.
We break down the language and summarize the new Farm Bill, beginning with the Nutrition Title, which is found under section 4001(page 223) of the bill text.
Although the USDA’s America’s Harvest Boxes distribution plan seem a little far-fetched, the concept deserves some consideration.
USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) have made long-term plans for ensuring Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey have access to food through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP). “USDA and Texas have the same goal here, to first […]
The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will be awarding 32 grants totaling $16.8 million to help Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants increase their purchases of fruits and vegetables. The funding comes from the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. “These grants help provide low income […]