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Agriculture Appropriations Bill - 2015 Updates

Updates are related to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) & SNAP Education (SNAP-Ed) in the Farm Bill

Before you dive into these updates, understand these terms and background behind them. . .


Updates:

12/21/2015

12/8/2015

10/28/2015

10/2/2915

8/13/2015

8/6/2015

  • Earlier this month, the Senate adopted by voice vote a reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA) (S. 192). With this bill comes funding for senior programs and protection losing it. It strives to get locally grown foods various senior programs. A new addition includes the use of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance to home deliver meals for seniors.  It’s available here.

7/31/2015

6/2/2015

4/23/2015

3/13/2015

2/17/2015

2/9/2015

  • To get the full account of all information and updates regarding the 2014 Farm Bill, go to this US Department of Agriculture website.

1/27/2015

  • Review a summary of the "Dynamics and Determinants of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation from 2008-2012".
  • The House Agriculture Committee held its organizational meeting to plan for the session. The plan includes continued close oversight of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Anything related to nutrition within this committee can be found on page 7.

1/13/2015

  • Potential changes Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): The house majority could use the budget process to try to cut SNAP by increasing the minimum heating assistance payment that states are required to make or by tightening eligibility provisions.
  • A report about the potential Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program cuts that might be happening in 2016
  • Hunger Free Pennsylvania keeps a News reel to keep you update about news, activities and events working to fight hunger in our state.
  • The US Department of Agriculture selected certain states to participate in an unprocessed fruit and vegetable pilot project.  See who’s participating and other details here.