More children experienced food insecurity in 2020 than in 2019, the Agriculture Department said in its annual report on household food security in the U.S. But nationwide, the overall rate remained steady despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
The 21st Annual National Farmers Market Week kicked off Sunday, Aug 1. The week is meant to highlight the essential role that farmers markets play in the food system and celebrate their resilience and safety during the pandemic, according to the Farmers Market Coalition.
The USDA is reversing a rule proposed during the Trump Administration that would have tightened the categorical eligibility rules for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and removed eligibility for up to 3 million people.
A new effort from the Bipartisan Policy Center to combat food and nutrition insecurity is headlined by a celebrity chef and former ag secretaries but also includes heavy hitters from all aspects of food and agriculture.
The top Democrat on the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee is not opposed to moving President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure bill through the reconciliation budget process if Republicans don’t come to the table.