SNAP http://kbia.org en Lobbyists Of All Kinds Flock To Farm Bill http://kbia.org/post/lobbyists-all-kinds-flock-farm-bill <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., (in green), watches as President Barack Obama signs the Farm Bill at Michigan State University on Feb. 7, 2014." data-attribution="Credit David Kosling / Courtesy USDA" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kcur/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201407/071014_farm-bill-lobby-groups-Obama.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcur/audio/2014/07/Farm-Bill-lobby-groups-webaudio.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>When U.S. Sen. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:20:00 +0000 Peggy Lowe 56164 at http://kbia.org Lobbyists Of All Kinds Flock To Farm Bill Fruits, veggies and a healthier lifestyle http://kbia.org/post/fruits-veggies-and-healthier-lifestyle <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The <a href="http://columbiafarmersmarket.org/">Columbia Farmer’s Market</a> brings many different people together on Saturday mornings. Thanks to a local food program run by <a href="http://www.sfandc.org/">Sustainable Farms and Communities</a>, this includes low-income families who can receive extra help to purchase fresh and locally-produced foods.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Hope Kirwan 54720 at http://kbia.org Fruits, veggies and a healthier lifestyle Advocates say Missouri sets food stamp barriers http://kbia.org/post/advocates-say-missouri-sets-food-stamp-barriers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Advocates for the poor say&nbsp;Missouri&nbsp;is making it harder for the state's neediest residents to receive food stamps.</span></p><p>Officials with the&nbsp;Missouri&nbsp;Association for Social Welfare tell the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Missouri&nbsp;is the only state where fewer people have received food stamps through the Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance in recent years amid the recession and a subsequent slow recovery.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:44:01 +0000 Associated Press 50157 at http://kbia.org Advocates say Missouri sets food stamp barriers More than 1 in 7 Americans receive food stamp benefits http://kbia.org/post/more-1-7-americans-receive-food-stamp-benefits <p>Fifteen percent of Americans received federal food stamp benefits in the 2013 fiscal year, according to a <a href="http://www.fns.usda.gov/pd/annual.htm">U.S. Department of Agriculture report</a> released in early January.</p><p>In the Harvest Public Media network, that includes about 936,000 people in Missouri; 420,000 in Iowa; 2 million in Illinois; 179,000 in Nebraska, 507,000 in Colorado, 316,000 in Kansas; and 926,000 in Indiana.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 47070 at http://kbia.org More than 1 in 7 Americans receive food stamp benefits Rural areas worry about food stamp cuts http://kbia.org/post/rural-areas-worry-about-food-stamp-cuts <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p></p><p>The <a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/content/farmers-limbo-again-farm-bill-expires">next farm bill is all but certain</a> to contain cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), more commonly known as food stamps. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:11:31 +0000 Peter Gray 44641 at http://kbia.org Rural areas worry about food stamp cuts Mo. food stamp rolls drop with less in-person help http://kbia.org/post/mo-food-stamp-rolls-drop-less-person-help <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The number of people on food stamps declined after&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;ended most face-to-face contact between social services caseworkers and people seeking public assistance.</p><p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 13:56:17 +0000 Associated Press 44611 at http://kbia.org Mo. food stamp rolls drop with less in-person help Hunger is on the rise in Missouri even as Congress cuts assistance programs http://kbia.org/post/hunger-rise-missouri-even-congress-cuts-assistance-programs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri already has one of the highest rates of </span><a href="http://feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/hunger-studies/map-the-meal-gap.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;">food insecurity in the country</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and one of the lowest rates of assistance available to families, according to Sandy </span>Rikoon<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, director of the </span><a href="http://foodsecurity.missouri.edu/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Upcoming cuts in to benefits could have an unusually harmful effect on Missouri residents living below the poverty line.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:50:47 +0000 Kate Grumke 41965 at http://kbia.org Hunger is on the rise in Missouri even as Congress cuts assistance programs Mo. households to face drop in SNAP benefits http://kbia.org/post/mo-households-face-drop-snap-benefits <p>The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP and formerly known as food stamps, will have its benefits reduced for every household across the nation for the first time in the program&rsquo;s history Nov. 1.</p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 13:47:57 +0000 George Varney 41902 at http://kbia.org Mo. households to face drop in SNAP benefits With waiver expired, some Kansans will have to work for food stamps http://kbia.org/post/waiver-expired-some-kansans-will-have-work-food-stamps <p></p><p></p><p> This week, Kansas let a 2009 government waiver expire that provided food stamps for the unemployed. Now, able-bodied Kansans between 18 and 49 who do not have dependents, have to work or be in a job training program to have access to the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps.</p><p>Kansas currently has about 318,000 food stamp recipients. Advocates for low-income people say this change will create a dangerous hole in an already thin safety net.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Laura Ziegler 41851 at http://kbia.org With waiver expired, some Kansans will have to work for food stamps Missouri seeks to tighten food stamp eligibility http://kbia.org/post/missouri-seeks-tighten-food-stamp-eligibility <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;is considering tightening food-stamp eligibility for thousands of adults.</p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 13:12:39 +0000 Person: Associated Press 41828 at http://kbia.org Missouri seeks to tighten food stamp eligibility How to reduce poverty in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/how-reduce-poverty-missouri <p></p><p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Watch the show and join the conversation on the&nbsp;<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Intersection website.</a></strong></p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 22:29:50 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 41723 at http://kbia.org How to reduce poverty in Missouri U.S. House vote to cut SNAP funding brings mixed reactions in state http://kbia.org/post/us-house-vote-cut-snap-funding-brings-mixed-reactions-state <p>The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to cut $40 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, and some Missouri social welfare advocates are concerned about the impact of the cut on rural Missourians. SNAP, formerly food stamps, was already expected to receive a fund cut this November.</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:43:56 +0000 Jordan Gardner 40948 at http://kbia.org U.S. House vote to cut SNAP funding brings mixed reactions in state Number Of Missouri Households Going Hungry On The Rise http://kbia.org/post/number-missouri-households-going-hungry-rise A report released Wednesday by the <a href="http://usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome">U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)</a> shows the number of Missouri households threatened by hunger has grown over the past three years.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While the national average shows 14.7 percent of American homes had low or very low food security between 2010 and 2012, Missouri's average is 16.7 percent, or about one out of six households. &#160;That's up from 15 percent during the 2007-2009 survey period. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 13:56:50 +0000 Marshall Griffin 40016 at http://kbia.org Number Of Missouri Households Going Hungry On The Rise What the 'farm-only' House farm bill means for nutrition programs http://kbia.org/post/what-farm-only-house-farm-bill-means-nutrition-programs <p>The U.S. House of Representatives has passed its version of the farm bill, a version that excludes funding for nutrition assistance programs nationwide.&nbsp; But most analysts believe the Democrat-controlled Senate won’t approve a version that does not include funding for programs like food stamps.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 13:43:44 +0000 Andrew Nichols 37148 at http://kbia.org What the 'farm-only' House farm bill means for nutrition programs Food stamps, Farm Bill and women in ag http://kbia.org/post/food-stamps-farm-bill-and-women-ag <p></p><p>On this week's Business Beat: 47 million Americans are enrolled in the SNAP program, or food stamps, including nearly 16 percent of Missourians. &nbsp;SNAP is the biggest spending item in the farm bill. And the program has a big bulls eye on it as Congress debates new legislation. As Grant Gerlock reports for Harvest Public Media, the economic considerations go beyond who receives SNAP benefits to how and where the money is spent.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:06:12 +0000 Kristofor Husted 34976 at http://kbia.org Food stamps, Farm Bill and women in ag At the farmers market, with food stamps http://kbia.org/post/farmers-market-food-stamps <p></p><p>April Segura is a regular at the Old Cheney Road Farmers Market in Lincoln, Neb. On a warm, May afternoon, the single, stay-at-home mother of three greeted friends and acquaintances while strolling past tables of lettuce and herbs. She hoped to find more asparagus for sale.</p><p>“I love asparagus season and it’s probably about to be over,” said Segura, holding two grocery bags with one arm and her one-year-old son, Jeriel, with the other.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 21:29:01 +0000 Grant Gerlock 34940 at http://kbia.org At the farmers market, with food stamps