As Congress prepares to begin replacing the 2018 farm bill with new legislation, a thorough study of how long the process has taken before offers insight into how long the upcoming undertaking might last.
Anti-hunger advocates say rising food costs combined with the expiration of an emergency increase in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits could erase some gains in food security realized during the pandemic.
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Glenn "GT" Thompson said Wednesday he doesn't expect the panel to try to tighten work rules in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, an issue that has the potential to divide Republicans in the upcoming farm bill debate.
A task force advising the upcoming White House hunger conference issued recommendations Tuesday that call on the government to require nutrition labeling on the front of food packages, ease SNAP eligibility rules and make school meals free to all students regardless of income.
Recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits are set to receive an average of 40 cents more per meal, a move Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says is based on changes in the way people eat as well as federal dietary guidelines.
Democrats pushed President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package through the House early Saturday despite progressives' fears about the future of a minimum-wage increase that's included in the measure.
Democrats are moving to provide unprecedented amounts of debt relief and other assistance to Black farmers and other minority producers as part of a $1.9 trillion stimulus package that's being designed to address racial justice as well as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Senate begins its impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump this week even as his successor pushes lawmakers to meet his demands for a $1.9 trillion package of coronavirus relief measures.