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Cutting Food Stamps is a Bad Way to Balance the Budget
Originally Posted: 11/01/2013 - 3:28pm | Type: Blog

Many of us are blessed enough to not know what it is like to be hungry, to regularly miss meals, or to consume a diet void of essential nutrients for a healthy life. But now, millions of our brothers and siste ...

Just Picking On The Poor: The Facts And The Faces Of Cutting SNAP
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 3:06pm | Type: Press

September 19, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

SNAP Cuts Place Texas Families At Risk, Advocates Insist
Originally Posted: 09/24/2013 - 2:27pm | Type: Press

September 20, 2013 Sojo in the News Ken Camp ...

Smith: How Farm Aid Is Tied To Food Aid
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 2:35pm | Type: Press

September 20, 2013 Sojo in the News Rex Smith ...

Christian Leaders Oppose SNAP Cuts
Originally Posted: 09/24/2013 - 12:03pm | Type: Press

September 19, 2013 Sojo in the News Bob Allen ...

Advocates Speak Out About SNAP
Originally Posted: 09/24/2013 - 11:52am | Type: Press

September 17, 2013 Sojo in the News Dave Lucas ...

Just Picking On the Poor: The Facts and the Faces of Cutting SNAP
Originally Posted: 09/19/2013 - 2:42pm | Type: Blog

Politicians are not willing to go to where the real money is: the Pentagon budget, which everyone knows to be the most wasteful in government, or the myriad subsidies to corporations, including agribusiness su ...

10 Myths About the Food Stamp Program (That Thing Congress is Trying to Gut)
Originally Posted: 09/16/2013 - 2:48pm | Type: Blog

It turns out that it’s not easy to feed a family of four well — especially without great time and effort — on less than $20 a day. About a year ago, I wrote about my family pa ...

The Reckless Right-Wing War on America
Originally Posted: 07/17/2013 - 11:05am | Type: Blog

It is tragic to watch contemptuous right-wingers declaring war on America. It is tragic to watch contemptuous right-wingers declaring war on America. With little heed for conse ...

Hunger Games, U.S.A
Originally Posted: 07/15/2013 - 4:16pm | Type: Blog

The number of those who’ve benefitted from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has increased nearly seven percent from 8.7 in 2007 to 15.2 in its most recent study. ...

Farm Bill Passes House, Without Food Stamp Funding
Originally Posted: 07/12/2013 - 11:32am | Type: Blog

For the first time in 50 years, the House of Representatives cut mention of food stamps from the Farm Bill, which passed the House yesterday. For the first time in 50 years, the ...

6 Things Congress Needs To Do in July
Originally Posted: 07/08/2013 - 11:22am | Type: Blog

The month of July stands as an important time for Congress as members of the House and Senate attempt to make decisions about six major U.S. issues. The month of July stands as an ...

Cultivating a Better America
Originally Posted: 06/24/2013 - 2:16pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum According to Wendell Berry, all you need to have hope is one good example. WENDELL BERRY ...

Welfare for the Wealthy
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 2:52pm | Type: Blog

In a New York Times, Op-ed Mark Bittman writes about the hyprocrisy of congressional represenatives who use the Farm Bill to cut SNAP yet also recieves thousands in U.S.D.A farm subsidies and direct payments. ...

Casting the First Stone in the Senate
Originally Posted: 05/23/2013 - 4:29pm | Type: Blog

Sen. David Vitter proposed an amendment that blocks any person who had ever committed a violent crime from receiving SNAP benefits for life. The Farm Bill might not sound like the ...

Senate Committee Passes $500 Billion Farm Bill
Originally Posted: 05/16/2013 - 9:55am | Type: Blog

Tuesday the Senate Agriculture Committee passed a new five-year farm bill. The bill cuts subsidy payments and the food stamp program while expanding crop insurance. Tuesday the S ...

New Farm Bill Leans on Food Stamps
Originally Posted: 05/07/2013 - 4:12pm | Type: Blog

A new farm bill proposed by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas would save billions over the next ten years but also cut funding to food stamps. House Agriculture Com ...

'As You Sow, So Shall You Reap'
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 4:04pm | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Gronski Will Congress cut food stamps, conservation, and the farmer safety net—or fail to pass a Farm Bill at all? ...

Cutting Assistance Programs Undermines the Church's Work
Originally Posted: 07/12/2012 - 6:25pm | Type: Blog

If we ignore the needy in our midst by getting rid of one huge way to address that need, we are not following Jesus’ example. On Wednesday, the House Agriculture Committee failed ...

'I Expect Better of the Congress:' Rep. McGovern on SNAP Cuts
Originally Posted: 07/12/2012 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

It is false to say that these cuts won’t affect benefits or that they are merely closing loopholes. They will result in less food for hungry, low-income Americans – period. Ed ...

Churches Can't Be the Primary Social Safety Net
Originally Posted: 07/11/2012 - 3:04pm | Type: Blog

Religion reporter Amy Sullivan has an interesting piece in The New Republic today on the politics surround the deep cuts to government food programs being proposed by the House Agriculture Committee. ...

The Top 10 Stories of July 6, 2012
Originally Posted: 07/06/2012 - 10:04am | Type: Blog

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A New Low: Targeting American Children
Originally Posted: 06/15/2012 - 2:33pm | Type: Blog

Even as we await the Supreme Court’s ruling on states’ rights to pass their own immigration laws, Senate Republicans are arguing for two sets of federal legislation even worse than the worst state bills. Thes ...

Fields of Denial
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 7:29pm | Type: Blog

But even with its inclusive set of policy issues and actors, the Farm Bill is notable for one issue policymakers and advocates doesn’t touch: People who work on farms. About every ...