In the 1980s, the USDA stepped in to help control volatile milk prices. Farmers made too much milk, which was turned into cheese. At least 30 million pounds of it was distributed through government programs, and "government cheese" was born.
Millions of Americans who depend on food stamps will receive benefits through February despite the government shutdown, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says.
With the 2014 Farm Bill set to expire after this weekend and no deal reached by a conference committee, it's likely the legislation won't be taken up by Congress until after the November elections.
The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a sweeping farm bill without the food stamps changes approved by the House of Representatives earlier this month.
A proposed food delivery program would replace about half of food stamp benefits for households who qualify for the boxes
The government is paying too much for social safety-net programs, says the Silicon Valley pioneer and outspoken libertarian.
Scott McNealy, Wayin co-founder and former Sun Microsystems CEO, talks about making cutbacks to "safety net" programs such as Medicaid and food stamps.
Rebecca Vallas, Center for American Progress, takes a look at how a reduction in food stamps could impact people in poverty and the workforce of the future.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan takes a look at how retailers could be impacted if the Trump administration makes big cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Donald Trump wants to charge retailers a fee for accepting food stamps as payment from the poor.
CNBC's Ylan Mui reports the Trump administration proposed changes to the SNAP program and impose fees on stores that accept food stamps.
Supercenters traditionally receive the largest share of the food stamp program's redemptions.
The administration's proposed budget would make deep cuts in programs that heavily benefit the states that voted for Trump.
Trump’s budget proposal will include massive cuts to Medicaid and other anti-poverty programs, the Washington Post reported, citing sources.
In the midst of a recovering economy, low unemployment and nearly non-existent inflation, the fact remains that nearly one in seven Americans still goes to bed hungry each night.
After a difficult divorce, Ashley Tyrner ended up pregnant and on food stamps in New York City—and without a college education. She landed a job in fashion to get back on her feet, and then she founded an organic produce delivery start-up called Farmbox Direct.
A new study shows one in three workers in the sector don't earn enough to stay off public assistance.
Despite an improved economy, every single county in America is facing hunger, according to Feeding America.
About one million Americans will be affected by changes in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Two New York state senators want to prevent people from using food stamps to purchase junk and luxury food items.