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May 02 2018 | 

Author: Daniela | 

As soon as May 7, the House is expected to vote on their version of their Farm Bill—House Resolution 2 – the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. The House bill contains over $20 billion in cuts to SNAP benefits and eligibility over 10 years and threatens to take food off of the table for many of California’s most vulnerable populations including:

 

Further, every billion in SNAP benefits creates at least 10,000 jobs & $1.79 billion in economic activity with the House Farm Bill effectively threatening the very path to self-sufficiency that the current SNAP program provides.

Below, you’ll find a roundup of Farm Bill statements from anti-hunger organizations and partners across other sectors at http://betterfarmbill.org as well as media, factsheets and Farm Bill toolkits that you can use to help highlight the impact that these proposed cuts would have on low-income Californians.

Media:

“Bay Area Food Banks Say 2018 Farm Bill Will Increase Ranks of the Hungry” (San Francisco Chronicle (4/18/18)

“Denham, Valadao would let new Farm Bill harm thousands of constituents” (Noe Paremo, Modesto Bee)

“Barbara Lee: Trump Food Stamp Cuts Rooted in Racist Stereotypes” (The Mercury News 4/24/18)

Toolkits, Factsheets and other Resources: