SNAP http://iowapublicradio.org en The Uneasy Marriage of Food Stamps and Farm Policy http://iowapublicradio.org/post/uneasy-marriage-food-stamps-and-farm-policy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When President Obama signs the </span><a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/new-farm-bill-may-be-sight" style="line-height: 1.5;">long-overdue Agriculture Act of 2014</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> – the new farm bill – into law Friday, both farmers and food stamps advocates will be sighing in relief. This farm bill process was fraught with ups and downs and the loose coalition tying nutrition and farm programs seemed barely able to survive.</span></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Amy Mayer 35890 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Uneasy Marriage of Food Stamps and Farm Policy House rejects farm bill http://iowapublicradio.org/post/house-rejects-farm-bill <p></p><p>In a stunning move, the U.S. House voted against approving farm bill legislation Thursday, leaving the bill's future up in the air.</p><p>The House rejected the farm bill on a final tally of 234-195 after a day of dramatic, tight votes on amendments to the bill.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:59:21 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld 22810 at http://iowapublicradio.org House rejects farm bill The Future of SNAP http://iowapublicradio.org/post/future-snap <p>The farm bill is legislation is worth more than $90 billion. It deals with everything from farm subsidies to crop insurance; but over 80% of this massive outlay goes to the <span class="st">Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP,) which was once called food stamps.&nbsp; M</span>ore than 45 million people depend on SNAP, especially since the economic downturn.&nbsp; However, in the current versions of the bill both Democrats and Republicans are discussing cutting funds from the program.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:38:00 +0000 Katherine Perkins 22658 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Future of SNAP