The National Association of Farmers Market Nutrition Programs stopped a disaster this week for farmers and families on SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program or food stamps). The nonprofit funded the Novo Dia Group (NDG) so it will continue processing electronic SNAP payments for 30 days at farmers’ markets nationwide. This means families in need can still purchase millions of dollars of […]
Proposed Changes to Food Stamps. Who Wins? Who Loses?
Like a reverse Robin Hood, the 2019 US federal budget wants to take money off the SNAP cards of people in need and give them a box of packaged American-made commodity food instead. (You may know the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program as food stamps.) These USDA Foods Packages will take millions of our tax dollars away […]