The farm bill is a major piece of legislation that reauthorizes many agriculture and nutrition programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). With the current farm bill set to expire on September 30, 2018, Congress is considering policy changes that could affect millions of individuals and families that rely on SNAP to put food on the table. As our nation’s largest nutrition program, SNAP lifts millions of people out poverty, boosts local economies, and effectively reaches some of the most vulnerable people in our nation. Protecting SNAP is crucial to ensure that short- and long-term health, education, and employment outcomes for children and families are protected.
Here you will find a collection of CLASP’s materials on the 2018 Farm Bill.
This week, the House Agriculture Committee will consider legislation to reauthorize SNAP. If enacted, Chairman Conway's proposed changes would add red tape to SNAP and endanger millions of people who are food insecure.