Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Changes To Federal Food Assistance, Conservation Programs In First Public Farm Bill Draft By Amy Mayer, Grant Gerlock & Erica Hunzinger & Madelyn Beck & Esther Honig • Apr 16, 2018 U.S. REP. ROGER MARSHALL'S OFFICE Held up over disagreements over federal food stamps, the first draft of the 2018 farm bill arrived Thursday, bearing 35 changes to that program, including starting a national database of participants. Farm, Food, Forestry, and More on the Table in the Next Federal Farm Bill By Amy Mayer • Jan 29, 2018 Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media In the coming months, Congress will map out how it will spend upwards of $500 billion on food and farm programs over the next five years. The massive piece of legislation known as the farm bill affects all taxpayers -- whether they know it or not. Food Stamps & Healthy Diets By Peter Gray/Harvest Public Media • Nov 29, 2013 heritageaction.com A new study found the federal government’s food stamps program could do more to encourage healthy eating among recipients. The Wide-Ranging Impact of the US Farm Bill By Bill Knight • Aug 15, 2012 There’s more than one drought choking the country. On Capitol Hill, there’s a drought of ideas – and compassion – about farmers, rural America and the needy.