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Farm Bill Clears Senate Hurdle

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Long-delayed farm legislation cleared a procedural hurdle on Monday in the U.S. Senate, with passage of the nearly $1 ...

What's in the 2014 Farm Bill?

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

The ultimate deal was far from perfect, but it reflects the growing power of the food movement and it just might hint at the beginnings of a new direction for American agriculture.

How to Make It in America as a Single Mother, by the Numbers

Taylor Hirth | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Taylor Hirth

I have composed this sample buget. It accounts for the things that many people expect lower income families to maintain, and maintain without public assistance. It doesn't account for saving for college for our children, saving for retirement, or saving for much of anything at all.

House Passes Farm Bill Cutting $800 Million From Food Stamps Program

AP | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

BY MARY CLARE JALONICK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed an almost $100 billion-a-year, compromise farm bill that woul...

Tonight's State of the Union Should Also Offer Economic Opportunity for People With Drug Law Felonies

Alexsandra Smith | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Alexsandra Smith

As it stands today, felony drug offenders face significant obstacles to joining the economy.

Arthur Delaney

Proposed Food Stamp Cuts Are Much Smaller Than GOP Sought

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Though the farm bill unveiled Monday night by a bipartisan panel of House and Senate lawmakers contains $9 billion in cuts to the food s...

Farm Bill Agreement Would Cut Food Stamps

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House plan to make major cuts to food stamps would be scaled back under a bipartisan agreement on a massive farm bill, a near en...

Farm Bill Agreement Could Come Within Days: Report

Reuters | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - An agreement on the long-overdue U.S. farm bill could be completed as soon as Monday, followed by final approval like...

The New Face Of Food Stamps

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a first, working-age people now make up the majority in U.S. households that rely on food stamps — a switch from a few years ...

Report: Nearly Half Of NYC Food Banks Ran Out Of Supplies After SNAP Benefits Were Cut

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.24.2014 | Impact

The $5 billion cut to food stamps that went into effect in November has forced struggling New Yorkers to turn to pantries for help, but many of the or...

The Glitches of Outsourcing IT Services

Donald Cohen | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Donald Cohen

The healthcare.gov launch is a debacle for those who believe that we should outsource public services to for-profit companies without adequate planning and oversight. Sadly, when it comes to outsourcing government IT services, the healthcare.gov example is par for the course.

The Finger-Pointing Caucus: Rich Congress, Poor Americans

Margie Omero | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Margie Omero

Predictably, recent celebrations of the anniversary of the War on Poverty, votes to extend unemployment insurance, discussions of a minimum wage hike,...

It's Hunger: Let's Call It What It Is

John Feather, PhD | Posted 03.19.2014 | Fifty
John Feather, PhD

The statistics on senior hunger and the personal stories behind the numbers are shocking, but that should be a call to action.

GOP Senator Wants Food Stamp Recipients To Show Photo ID To Buy Food

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) on Wednesday introduced legislation to require food stamp recipients to produce a valid photo ID every time they purchase fo...

Vatican Faces Bruising Showdown On Sex Abuse Record

AP | John Helprin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican is gearing up for a bruising showdown over the global priest sex abuse scandal, forced for the first time to defend it...

I Am The New Working Poor And I'm Not Alone

Dennis Powers | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Dennis Powers

I am the new working poor. The "better life" that my parents worked so hard to make for me, that I worked so hard to improve, had come down to this decision: whether to purchase food for my belly or the medication to prevent another stroke.

Food Stamp Cut Hits This County Harder Than Most

AP | BRETT BARROUQUERE and DYLAN T. LOVAN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

BOONEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Rosanna Troyer is coping with the drop in her federal food assistance from $367 to $303 by cutting back on meat purchases and...

America's Struggling Families Need a Farm Bill

Kevin W. Concannon | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Kevin W. Concannon

Earlier this week I was accompanied by Deputy Under Secretary Janey Thornton and Agricultural Marketing Service Administrator Anne Alonzo as we visite...

Rubio Block-Grant Proposal Would Weaken Safety Net, Not Strengthen It

Sharon Parrott | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
Sharon Parrott

Senator Rubio proposes to end most federal safety net programs -- including unemployment insurance, SNAP (formerly food stamps), Medicaid, and housing assistance -- and replace them with one mega-block grant to states. This proposal has deep flaws.

Study: Cutting Food Stamps Would Cost, Not Save

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Proposed slashes to monthly food stamp programs could cost more than they save, suggests a University of California, San Francisco study linking limit...

Arthur Delaney

Food Stamp Founder's Widow Baffled By Congress' Appetite For Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jane Freeman remembers being at the grocery store one day after she and her late husband, Orville Freeman, had moved back home to Minnes...

Extend Emergency Unemployment Insurance Benefits Now!

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Most Americans are wrapping up their holiday celebrations and pondering the promise of 2014. But millions of Americans who have been struggling the longest to find work in our slowly recovering economy are now facing deep uncertainty and despair instead of a Happy New Year.

The Real War on Christmas: The War on the Poor

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics
Rep. Barbara Lee

I know firsthand how important this type of assistance can be to families on the edge. In the 1970s, when I was a student trying to raise two boys as a single mother, I was on public assistance. I know I would not be where I am today as a member of Congress if it were not for the generosity that the American people.

A Helping Hand for Those Who Serve

Kevin W. Concannon | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Kevin W. Concannon

It is a good thing that we live in a country where a strong safety net exists to support those who find themselves in need. In a country as bountiful and blessed as the United States, no one should go hungry.

The Year in Food: McD's, Big Food Tweets, Great Reads, and GMO Seeds

Andy Bellatti | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

This time around, I pay homage to high school yearbooks and take a look back at the year in food and nutrition via superlatives. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you... the class of 2013.