NEW FARM BILL ON THE VERGE OF AUTHORIZATION

As Congress works to reauthorize a new farm bill by the end of September, those working to end hunger in the U-S are encouraged that the latest version would help, not punish, Minnesota’s 621-thousand residents who use SNAP benefits, also known as food stamps. Colleen Moriarty is with Hunger Solutions Minnesota…

The farm bill is usually renewed every five years, and the current version is set to expire September 30th. Congress is working on a timeline of passing the legislation before the July Fourth recess.