food stamps http://tspr.org en US Senate Approves Farm Bill http://tspr.org/post/us-senate-approves-farm-bill <p>The US Senate passed the farm bill Tuesday by a vote of 68-32, sending it to the president’s desk and ending years of political wrangling. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 22:54:45 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld/Harvest Public Media 47831 at http://tspr.org US Senate Approves Farm Bill When a President Fought for the Poor http://tspr.org/post/when-president-fought-poor <p>American President Lyndon Baines Johnson declared war on January 8, 1964. However, he was not at war with another nation – he was at war with poverty. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 00:25:01 +0000 Rich Egger 46441 at http://tspr.org When a President Fought for the Poor Food Stamps & Healthy Diets http://tspr.org/post/food-stamps-healthy-diets <p>A new study found the federal government’s food stamps program could do more to encourage healthy eating among recipients. Fri, 29 Nov 2013 16:43:04 +0000 Peter Gray/Harvest Public Media 44583 at http://tspr.org Food Stamps & Healthy Diets Food Stamps Are Vital; Cuts Are Shortsighted http://tspr.org/post/food-stamps-are-vital-cuts-are-shortsighted <p>Timing is everything, sometimes. A couple of days after Pope Francis&rsquo; interview was published in which the pontiff stressed helping the poor instead of &ldquo;obsessing&rdquo; about abortion, birth control and gay issues &ndash; the <em>same day</em> the House voted to cut food stamps by $40 billion over 10 years &ndash; church readings seemed to address the subject in plain language.</p><p>(Were Tea Party types sitting in pews uncomfortable hearing that God notices those &ldquo;who trample upon the needy and destroy the poor&rdquo;? Amen.)</p><p></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 18:46:47 +0000 Bill Knight 41569 at http://tspr.org Food Stamps Are Vital; Cuts Are Shortsighted Using Food Stamps at IL Farmers Markets http://tspr.org/post/using-food-stamps-il-farmers-markets <p>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is trying to get more people to take advantage of program designed to encourage low income people to use public assistance to buy fresh and local produce, but there are challenges for residents of Western Illinois who want to use the program. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 20:17:57 +0000 Scott Stuntz 35786 at http://tspr.org Using Food Stamps at IL Farmers Markets