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Welfare for the Wealthy
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 1:52pm | 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. ...

USDA Expands SNAP Access at Farmers Markets
Originally Posted: 04/30/2013 - 10:01am | Type: Blog

Today a $4 million plan was announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The plan will increase the use of federal food credits at farmers markets by allowing retailers to use wireless technology to connec ...

"A Place at the Table": New Documentary Speaks Out on Solving Hunger in America
Originally Posted: 03/01/2013 - 11:26am | Type: Blog

A new documentary from the producers of Food, Inc. premieres today, serving up the critical problem of rising hunger in the United States with a surprising thesis: we’ve already solved it. ...

Effective Sweat-Equity Rural Housing at Risk
Originally Posted: 12/05/2012 - 9:53am | Type: Blog

Self-Help Housing, a sweat-equity program that helps groups of low-income people build their own homes, is praised by both sides of the aisle. So why are they planning to slash its funds? ...