SNAP http://kcur.org en Rural Areas Worry About Food Stamp Cuts http://kcur.org/post/rural-areas-worry-about-food-stamp-cuts <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">The&nbsp;<a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/content/farmers-limbo-again-farm-bill-expires" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(0, 98, 160); text-decoration: underline;">next farm bill is all but certain</a>&nbsp;to contain cuts to the Supplemental Nu Mon, 02 Dec 2013 14:11:03 +0000 Peter Gray 47666 at http://kcur.org Rural Areas Worry About Food Stamp Cuts USDA: Food Stamp Program Not Driving Much Healthy Eating http://kcur.org/post/usda-food-stamp-program-not-driving-much-healthy-eating <p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif;">The federal government’s food stamp program could do more to encourage healthy eating among program recipients, according to a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/err-economic-research-report/err147.aspx#.Uo_jLsSsim4" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(0, 98, 160); text-decorati Mon, 25 Nov 2013 17:39:52 +0000 Peter Gray 47366 at http://kcur.org Nixon Withdraws Proposed Food Stamp Cut http://kcur.org/post/nixon-withdraws-proposed-food-stamp-cut <p>A proposed rule change that would have eliminated food stamp eligibility for about 58,000 Missourians has been withdrawn by Gov. Jay Nixon.</p><p>The governor had sought to cut eligibility for unemployed adults without children, citing concerns over the amount of federal funds available for state-run food assistance programs.&nbsp;</p><p>Fellow Democrat and State Senator Jamilah Nasheed of St. Louis says she’s elated by the governor’s reversal.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 13:17:56 +0000 Marshall Griffin 45787 at http://kcur.org Public Comment Will Be Allowed On Mo. Food Stamp Rule Change http://kcur.org/post/public-comment-will-be-allowed-mo-food-stamp-rule-change <div class="card-image-container"><p></p>An official with the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) briefed a House Interim Committee Monday on Governor Jay Nixon's proposed rule change to cut able-bodied adults without children from the federal food stamp program (SNAP) if they don't have a job.</div><div class="card-image-container">&nbsp;</div><p>Allison Campbell with the DSS Family Support Division says they initially sought to implement the change on October 1st via emergency rule, but she admits that approach was a mistake.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:55:45 +0000 Marshall Griffin 45570 at http://kcur.org Public Comment Will Be Allowed On Mo. Food Stamp Rule Change Measuring The Impact Of Food Stamp Cuts http://kcur.org/post/measuring-impact-food-stamp-cuts <p></p><p><a href="http://kcur.org/post/waiver-expired-some-kansans-will-have-work-food-stamps" style="line-height: 1.5;">Kansas&rsquo; new rules for food stamp recipients </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">require them to work or participate in a job training program if they are able-bodied and have no dependents. They&rsquo;re actually federal requirements that were in effect from 1997 until 2009, but were waived across the country when the recent recession hit. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:35:37 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sydney Llewellyn 44689 at http://kcur.org With Waiver Expired, Some Kansans Will Have To Work For Food Stamps http://kcur.org/post/waiver-expired-some-kansans-will-have-work-food-stamps <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> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 14:59:23 +0000 Laura Ziegler 44599 at http://kcur.org With Waiver Expired, Some Kansans Will Have To Work For Food Stamps Number Of Missouri Households Going Hungry On The Rise http://kcur.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 10:40:05 +0000 Marshall Griffin 43129 at http://kcur.org Number Of Missouri Households Going Hungry On The Rise Farm Bill Failure May Mean Uncertainty For Farmers http://kcur.org/post/farm-bill-failure-may-mean-uncertainty-farmers <p>Congress did not pass the new version of the farm bill last week-- but what does that really mean for farmers?</p><p>In the first part of Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, Steve Kraske talks with Harvest Public Media's <a href="http://www.kcur.org/people/peggy-lowe"><strong>Peggy Lowe</strong></a> and <a href="http://www.kcur.org/people/jeremy-bernfeld"><strong>Jeremy Bernfeld </strong></a>about how this bill's failure affects farmer subsidies and food assistance. We'll also look at what happens when the current farm bill expires.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:52:27 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 39042 at http://kcur.org Farm Bill Failure May Mean Uncertainty For Farmers What You Should Know About The Food Stamp Debate http://kcur.org/post/what-you-should-know-about-food-stamp-debate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. House is set to take up the farm bill this week, after the </span><a href="http://www.harvestpublicmedia.org/content/senate-passes-farm-bill#.UcC3eJzgJ3A" style="line-height: 1.5;">Senate passed its version of the bill</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in early June. Both bills include about $500 billion in spending over five years. Few pieces of legislation can produce such sharp divisions, even by Washington standards—but few could have such immediate, significant impact on so many Americans.</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:23:39 +0000 Brian Ellison, Matthew Long-Middleton & Payne Roberts 38717 at http://kcur.org What You Should Know About The Food Stamp Debate At The Farmer's Market, With Food Stamps http://kcur.org/post/farmers-market-food-stamps <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">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> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 12:53:41 +0000 Grant Gerlock 38024 at http://kcur.org At The Farmer's Market, With Food Stamps Roberts Says Bill Would Improve SNAP, Save Billions http://kcur.org/post/roberts-says-bill-would-improve-snap-save-billions <p>Kansas Senator Pat Roberts has introduced a bill to reform the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. &nbsp;Roberts says the bill would save $36-billion over ten years by eliminating waste, and closing loopholes in the program.</p><p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 15:32:18 +0000 Bryan Thompson 33031 at http://kcur.org Roberts Says Bill Would Improve SNAP, Save Billions Congressman Cleaver Stresses Urban-Rural Connection In Re-Election http://kcur.org/post/congressman-cleaver-stresses-urban-rural-connection-re-election <p>Missouri’s 5<sup>th</sup> District Congressman Emanuel Cleaver got 60 percent of the vote and an easy win over Republican opponent Jacob Turk.</p><p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 14:19:11 +0000 Dan Verbeck 27224 at http://kcur.org Congressman Cleaver Stresses Urban-Rural Connection In Re-Election Kansas Cuts Food Benefits For Some Immigrants' Families http://kcur.org/post/kansas-cuts-food-benefits-some-immigrants-families <p>The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services recently cut off hundreds – possibly thousands – of immigrant families from receiving food stamps.</p> Mon, 06 Feb 2012 23:16:27 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 12047 at http://kcur.org Kansas Cuts Food Benefits For Some Immigrants' Families Gag Order Charge Stirs Priestly Abuse Case http://kcur.org/post/gag-order-charge-stirs-priestly-abuse-case <p>The quest for discovery of evidence in an alleged priestly abuse case in Kansas City is turning more complicated. A Jackson County Circuit Judge has ordered a third party to turn over records. And its executive director says he will not.</p><p> Tue, 03 Jan 2012 23:09:46 +0000 Dan Verbeck 10131 at http://kcur.org