The Farm Bill Isn't Perfect But It Could Help People Return to Work

If the farm bill that is moving through Congress right now has come in for tough criticism, it is probably because adding new work requirements to a program that provides food to the poor is just too tempting of a target for some.But we will resist that temptation, with an important caveat, for a simple reason. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, has grown dramatically since the financial crisis a decade ago. And there is now an opportunity to reform the program so that it can do more to provide a critical path back to work for many Americans.  Continue reading...

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