Here's How Trump Would Cut Billions From Food Stamps Program

Politics | Thomas Phippen
Protesters hold replicas of food stamps during a rally in support of higher pay for low-wage earners outside the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, December 5, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (

It’s a lot harder than it seems

Students Say They're As Hungry As People Starving In African Countries

Education | Rob Shimshock
Baby doesn't want food (Shutterstock/Jat306)

The figure’s nearly four times higher than the national average

Senate Finally Confirms Trump's Agriculture Secretary Three Months After Nomination

Politics | Thomas Phippen
Secretary of Agriculture nominee Sonny Perdue is sworn in at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Agriculture Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S. March 23, 2017. (Photo: REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein)

The fifth-longest confirmation process in U.S. history

Taxpayer-Funded Conspiracy Theories Are Replacing Science

Opinion | Steve Sherman
Activists protest against the production of herbicides and GMO (genetically modified organisms) food products outside Monsanto headquarters during its annual shareholders meeting in Creve Coeur, Missouri, January 30, 2015. REUTERS/Kate Munsch (UNITED STATES - Tags: CIVIL UNREST HEALTH FOOD AGRICULTURE BUSINESS) - RTR4NO2V

Congress should stop finding organizations that make wild, ideologically motivated claims.

BUSTED: Virginia Lied About Food Stamp Error Rates For Years

US | Thomas Phippen
Protesters hold replicas of food stamps during a rally in support of higher pay for low-wage earners outside the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, December 5, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (

‘Use whatever means necessary’

Trump Authorization Rescues Ranchers Racked By Wildfires

US | Thomas Phippen
Wildfire burns through landscape (Photo: Shutterstock/EC Photos)

As long as it doesn’t affect the lesser prairie chicken habitat

White House Finally Sends The Senate Some Paperwork On Sonny Perdue

Politics | Thomas Phippen
Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue arrives for a meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York, U.S., November 30, 2016. (REUTERS/Mike Segar)

‘Sonny Perdue is just waiting’

Govt Spends $500,000 To Study Why Farmers Don't Take Federal Money

US | Thomas Phippen
Half of the wheat dumped in this trailer will be exported out of the country (Photo: Shutterstock/oticki)

‘Long-term vegetative cover’

BIRD FLU IS BACK: USDA Burns 73,000 Chickens With Avian Flu

US | Thomas Phippen
An agriculture officer hauls carcasses of dead chickens to be destroyed (Photo: Shutterstock/ChameleonsEye)

Tennessee farm loses its entire flock

Why Restricting Food Stamp Users From Buying Junk Food Always Fails

Politics | Thomas Phippen
Are potato chips junk food? (Photo: ValeStock / Shutterstock.com

Should taxpayers pay for a poor man’s Coke?

Americans Are Getting Fatter While Eating Less Sugar

US | Thomas Phippen

How is that even possible

Major Problems Emerge On Media 'Blackout' Story At Ag Dept

US | Thomas Phippen
USDA's headquarters (Photo: Shutterstock/ Mark Van Scyoc)

Biggest problem: There isn’t a media blackout

Media Outlets Freak Over Trump's 'Lockdown' Of Ag Scientists

Politics | Thomas Phippen
Medical Scientist with flasks and tubes (Sergey Mironov/Shutterstock)

It posted publicly yesterday

Got Milk? Obama's Agriculture Secretary Gets Dairy Export Job As Term Ends

Politics | Thomas Phippen
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack speaks after meeting EU Agriculture Commissioner Ciolos in Brussels

‘Puts the incoming secretary in a tough spot’

NYT Flubs Story On Food Stamps And Soda - Twice

US | Thomas Phippen
This man is frustrated by what he reads online. (Photo:Shutterstock/dotshock)

When a correction is still incorrect

Agriculture Secretary First Of Obama's Cabinet To Leave Town

Politics | Thomas Phippen
U.S. President Barack Obama talks next to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and President Barack Obama (Photo: REUTERS/Larry Downing)

The exodus begins

Farm Groups Implore Trump To Protect Agriculture Trade Deals

Politics | Thomas Phippen
Half of the wheat dumped in this trailer will be exported out of the country (Photo: Shutterstock/oticki)

And also make better agriculture trade deals

Purchase Groceries With Food Stamps Online Starting As Early As This Summer

US | Thomas Phippen
Man orders food online from the comfort of his couch. Soon, people will be able to buy groceries online with food stamps (Photo: David M G/Shutterstock)

‘Online purchasing is a potential lifeline’ for food stamp users