U.S. Farm Bill http://wuis.org en Families In Rural America Brace For Food Stamps Cuts http://wuis.org/post/families-rural-america-brace-food-stamps-cuts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As farm bill negotiations continue in Washington, D.C., it’s fairly certain that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, will be cut. &nbsp;One proposal would trim the food stamp program by $4 billion over the next decade; the other would cut roughly ten times that much.&nbsp;</span></p><p>That’s after the Obama Administration’s recession-era boost to SNAP expired November 1st, leaving the average family with about $30 less to spend each month.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Peter Gray 13695 at http://wuis.org Families In Rural America Brace For Food Stamps Cuts Food Stamp Cut "Will Affect Our Population Big Time" http://wuis.org/post/food-stamp-cut-will-affect-our-population-big-time <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Food pantries and homeless shelters say they're beginning to notice repercussions of a reduction in food stamps that will take effect Fri., Nov. 1. A temporary hike in benefits that kicked as a result of the recession expires this week.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Individuals enrolled in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, could see their benefits cut by $11 a month. A family of four could see a decrease of $36.</span></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 22:19:40 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 11877 at http://wuis.org Food Stamp Cut "Will Affect Our Population Big Time"