Farm Bill 2018

Farm Bill 2018

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.

Apr 20, 2018 | Fact Sheet | CLASP

While Broad Based Categorical Eligibility can strengthen SNAP’s work incentive effect, the 2018 farm bill effectively eliminates BBCE (except for some households under very narrow conditions).

Feb 26, 2018 | Fact Sheet | CLASP

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low-income families and individuals purchase food. It's our nation’s largest program to combat hunger, feeding 42 million people each year. Most SNAP recipients are children, seniors, or people with disabilities. Those who don't fall in these categories are expected to work.  And most, in fact, do.