SNAP

SNAP
Dept. of Agriculture

The federal government has discontinued a contract with Novo Dia Group, the company whose smartphone app allows local farmers markets to process SNAP benefits -- or food stamps.

photo of vegetables displayed at a farmers market
USDA

The Trump administration wants to see a 20 percent cut over 10 years to SNAP, the food stamp program that helps feed 42 million Americans each year. Funding for SNAP is provided through the Federal Farm Bill, which will soon be under debate in Washington. The current bill is set to expire this fall.

Chips aisle in the grocery store
Pixabay

 In his 2018 budget proposal, President Donald Trump proposed a cut of more than $190 billion to SNAP  – the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – in the next 10 years. 

SNAP
Dept. of Agriculture

The State Senate's recent budget proposal includes a provision that threatens to cut food assistance for tens of thousands of children in North Carolina.

Tobacco barn and silos.
Brian Stansberry, via Wikipedia

Lawmakers are in negotiation for a five-year farm bill.  

SNAP
Dept. of Agriculture

People on food stamps have been receiving a little extra in their monthly payments thanks to the economic stimulus package passed in 2009.

But Friday, November 1, those extra benefits end.