USDA Invests US$20 Billion in SNAP Benefits for Americans

The average monthly food aid awarded per person will increase from US$121 to US$157, totaling an additional US$20 billion per year.

A ‘Game Changer’ Law May Help Black Farmers Secure Threatened Land Legacies

Resolving heirs’ property could help families generate value and address the U.S. racial wealth gap.

Online SNAP Could Broaden Access, but More Work Needed First

Living outside delivery ranges and limited broadband make it harder for rural SNAP participants to use online purchasing options.

Alabama Food Bank, Facing Funding Cuts, Finds Creative Solutions to Try to Meet Demand

Following the decision to cut a federal emergency food assistance program by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama (CFBCA) is working to find new ways to feed the community.  CFBCA, a leading food…

School Nutrition Directors Feed Communities Through the Pandemic

Innovative action from school nutrition directors makes school meals possible during the pandemic.

USDA Proposal Aims to Loosen School Nutrition Standards

A proposed rule by the USDA will reintroduce 1 percent chocolate milk, cut in half whole grain serving requirements, and relax sodium restrictions.

Kathleen Merrigan on Food and Farming in U.S. and the Future of the Country’s Agricultural System

Kathleen Merrigan, Director of the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems, talks about the need to support rural communities, young farmers, and the future of the U.S. Department of Agriculture under a new administration.

FAO and World Food Law Institute Symposium

The FAO and World Food Law Institute’s symposium on food loss and food waste shared approaches and case studies on how to mitigate these issues.

Biden’s Agriculture Secretary: Heitkamp is the Wrong Choice

More than 150 Groups Oppose Nomination of Heitkamp for USDA Secretary, arguing that she is the wrong choice for the next USDA Secretary.

White Pony Express Rescues Fresh Food for Californians in Need

Through the COVID-19 Food Waste Solutions Fund, ReFED is helping White Pony Express rescue food and divert it to Californians in need.