Tag: farm bill

What Does the Shutdown Mean for Food Stamps?

Just last month, Congress passed an $867 reauthorization of the Farm Bill, which supports programs that have a significant impact on American communities through investment in rural development, promoting conservation efforts and supporting local food and nutrition programs. Chief among these food and nutrition programs is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the program most

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Resources for Rural Communities–in Good Times and Bad

As the worst drought in U.S. history continues to impact agriculture and businesses in rural communities, various federal agencies are offering additional aid to affected Americans.  With more than 1,800 counties designated as disaster areas, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA), Commerce, Interior and Transportation have worked to lessen hardships by providing emergency loan funds

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