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Category: Farm Bill Poverty
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Trump administration wants to decide what food SNAP recipients will get 13.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The proposed changes to food stamps, now called SNAP, would be drastic: About half the benefits would be boxed-up, nonperishable foods. Recipients would lose a lot of their ability to pick their food.
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USDA Chief to People on Food Stamps: Get a Job 25.1.2018 Mother Jones
According to a recent US Department of Agriculture report, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly called food stamps) “increasingly serves the working poor.” Indeed, among working-age SNAP recipients, 57 percent either work or are seeking employment, and 22 percent are disabled.  Even so, USDA chief Sonny Perdue has a message for people who rely on the […]
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The Health 202: How the government shutdown could affect your health care (or not) 22.1.2018 Washington Post
The Health 202: How the government shutdown could affect your health care (or not)
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The GOP Wants to Slash Food Stamps. Here’s Why That’s a Stupid Idea. 19.1.2018 Mother Jones
President Donald Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress have publicly flaunted their desire to slash food aid for the poor. The deficit-swelling tax cut package they passed in late 2017 will embolden their efforts later this year, when the twice-a-decade farm bill—which funds the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program  (formerly known as food stamps)—comes up for debate.  Meanwhile, […]
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After savoring a tax bill victory, tensions rise as GOP agenda splinters 22.12.2017 Washington Post
After savoring a tax bill victory, tensions rise as GOP agenda splinters
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Feature and TV films 16.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Movies on TV the week of Dec. 17 - 23, 2017
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The Shocking Ways Poor Kids Have Long Been Singled Out in American Schools 2.9.2017 Mother Jones
When Michael Padilla was in elementary school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, his family couldn’t afford to send him to school with lunch money, so he worked extra hours mopping the school’s cafeteria to pay for his midday meal. Years later, when he became a state senator and learned that poor kids were still getting singled out […]
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Fear of deportation drives people off food stamps in US 7.6.2017 AP Top News
NEW YORK (AP) -- A crackdown on illegal immigration under President Donald Trump has driven some poor people to take a drastic step: opt out of federal food assistance because they are fearful of deportation, activists and immigrants say....
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On World Hunger Day, a look at why so many people don't get enough food 28.5.2017 L.A. Times - World News

The United Nations has set a goal of eradicating hunger and malnutrition by 2030. Although the prevalence of hunger has declined in recent years, the lack of access to adequate and nutritious food remains an insatiable challenge across the globe.

As World Hunger Day is observed on Sunday, here’s...

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Trump official in charge of food stamps departs from Trump’s plan to gut the program 25.5.2017 Washington Post
Trump official in charge of food stamps departs from Trump’s plan to gut the program
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Trump's food stamp cuts face hard sell in Congress 24.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • President Donald Trump’s proposal to slash food stamps by a third will be a hard sell in Congress, even as Republicans have tried repeatedly to scale back the program’s $70 billion annual cost. Democrats will oppose any changes to the program, which is designed as a temporary safety net for Americans who find themselves unable to adequately feed themselves or their families. Many Republicans, too, have been wary to overhaul food stamps, even as participation has more than doubled. T...
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Trump's food stamp cuts face hard sell in Congress 24.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Republicans are still eyeing cuts to the program, but none as large as what Trump has proposed.
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Trump's food stamp cuts faces hard sell in Congress 24.5.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's proposal to slash food stamps by a third will be a hard sell in Congress, even as Republicans have tried repeatedly to scale back the program's $70 billion annual cost....
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Trump budget promises balance in decade, relies on deep cuts 23.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • President Donald Trump is proposing to balance the federal budget within a decade by making sharp cuts to social safety-net programs like food stamps and Medicaid and offering optimistic estimates of economic growth and tax revenues to fulfill the promise of a government back in the black. Tuesday’s budget blueprint faces a skeptical reception from Congress, where Republicans and Democrats oppose Trump proposals to cut domestic agencies and foreign aid by 10 percent and are recoilin... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Republicans already giving Trump's budget a cold shoulder 22.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • President Donald Trump’s budget hasn’t been released yet, but that’s not stopping some of Capitol Hill’s most important Republicans from giving it a cold shoulder. Trump’s blueprint for the 2018 budget year comes out Tuesday, and it’s certain to include a wave of cuts to benefit programs such as Medicaid, food stamps, federal employee pensions and farm subsidies. The fleshed-out proposal follows up on an unpopular partial release in March that targeted the budgets of domestic agenci...
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Coastal Commission is on a shoestring budget, and Trump won't make it any better 6.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

California is largely defined by its sweeping shoreline — an 1,100-mile asset that contains vast tracts of unspoiled coast and powers a $45-billion-a-year ocean economy dominated by tourism, shipping and agriculture.

Redwoods line the North Coast. Towering mountains rise out of the sea in Big Sur,...

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What does it mean to be a chef in Los Angeles in 2017? 30.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

You know what a Los Angeles chef looks like, right? She’s the one tweezing pea shoots and celery-root chips onto a bowl of quinoa, lacto-fermenting turnips or scattering wildflowers onto a cheese pizza. Unless he’s the dude slamming carne asada onto the makeshift grill in a converted auto body...

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The next big march in Washington should be for food, celebrity chefs say 29.4.2017 Washington Post
The next big march in Washington should be for food, celebrity chefs say
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Republicans hope Trump amenable to food stamp restrictions 8.4.2017 AP National
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Maine resident Zak McCutcheon says he likes soda but acknowledges he&apos;d drink less of it if his governor convinced Republican President Donald Trump to put restrictions on the approximately $200 a month he receives in food stamps. He thinks it may even make recipients healthier and less overweight....
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GOP lawmaker: The Bible says 'if a man will not work, he shall not eat’ 1.4.2017 Washington Post
Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-Tex.) quoted the New Testament to question the strength of current work requirements and justify changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
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