U.S. House Narrowly Passes Farm Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed a Farm Bill this week that includes work requirements for adults receiving SNAP, a supplemental nutrition program that helps low-income Americans provide nutritious meals for their families. A Senate version of the bill, which has broader support among advocates concerned for the hungry, includes administrative changes that would help reduce fraud and abuse in the program, but makes no changes to current work requirements. The existing Farm Bill is set to expire in September, and a new bill is needed to provide funding for programs that assist farmers and the agricultural industry.