Tag Archives: Budget

Food Policy Summary

In the last week there have been a number of interesting developments in food policy.  Each is in early development, but worthy of a brief note. President Trump, in a meeting regarding Chinese tariffs with Republican lawmakers from agricultural states, indicated a willingness to reconsider participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), perhaps as a means … Continue Reading

Proposed 2019 Budget Seeks Major Revamp to USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also colloquially known as the “Food Stamps” Program.  SNAP, through State Agency partners, offers nutrition assistance to more than 47 million eligible, low-income individuals and families. The Trump Administration’s proposed 2019 budget seeks to overhaul SNAP.  In particular, the budget request proposes that more than … Continue Reading

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