Miscounting Poverty Again: The War On Poverty After Fifty Years

Opinion | Robert Rector
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After a half-century, LBJ’s dream has failed to make the poor more self-sufficient.

USDA Delays Whole Grain Requirement For School Lunches

Education | Chuck Ross
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Whole grain-rich pastas don't hold up well in school kitchens

The Real Issue In The Cliven Bundy Dispute: Why Are The Feds In The Land-Leasing Business?

Opinion | Joanne Butler
Rancher Cliven Bundy gestures at his home in Bunkerville

Whatever the merits of Bundy’s case, the government owns far too much Western land.

What is the USDA doing spending $6 million for climate change studies?

US | Caroline May
U.S. President Barack Obama talks after he tours a drought ridden corn farm in Missouri Valley, Iowa

‘Every day, farmers and ranchers see the impact that changes in climate patterns have’

House bill would make White House swallow school lunch calorie caps for state dinners

Education | Eric Owens
Michelle Obama eats AFP Getty Images/Jewel Samad

‘Our school districts and students are frustrated’

House-passed farm bill bans gov't from food stamp advertising, promotion

Politics | Caroline May
Farmers Markets Food Stamps
The bill passed Wednesday 251-166

Federal court deals blow to Obama administration's food stamp secrecy

US | Caroline May
Food Stamp Program

The government has refused to release information about how much retailers make off food stamps for years

How to help people eat healthier without a government program

Opinion | Marina Olson
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Before government tells people what to eat, they should stop subsidizing unhealthy food

World agricultural output continues to rise, despite dire predictions of decline

Opinion | Steve Goreham
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‘Maybe rising agricultural production is like rising polar bear populations ― the decline begins tomorrow.’

Is the shutdown really worse than business as usual?

Opinion | Henry Miller
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It’s stopped regulations that don’t just kill jobs — they kill people too.

Another record-breaking month for food stamps

US | Caroline May
Food Stamp Program

Record 23.1 households were on food stamps in June

Arizona AG: Arrests made in state's largest-ever undercover food stamp operation seizure

US | Caroline May
Food Stamp Nutritional Assistance

‘This seizure is the largest in our state’s history with regard to food stamp fraud’

Kentucky students to Michelle Obama: Your food 'tastes like vomit'

Education | Eric Owens
Michelle Obama enjoys a delicious cookie. Photo: AFP/Getty Images/ Jewel Samad

‘Kids can’t learn when they’re hungry!’

Should food stamp recipients be allowed to use their benefits to purchase junk food?

US | Caroline May

73 health organizations and experts call on USDA to allow states and localities to try limiting unhealthy food stamp purchases

Guess what food stamps are being used for in New York

US | Caroline May
Farmers Markets Food Stamps

New Yorkers sending food purchased with government benefits to the Caribbean

No more junk food snacks in school, Michelle Obama cheers

US | Caroline May
Michelle Obama

Agriculture Department announces new nutrition standards for snacks in schools

House votes to end USDA/Mexico food stamp promotion

Politics | Caroline May
Food Stamp Nutritional Assistance

Nine-year-old program to promote government dependency killed after Daily Caller reporting

USDA/Mexico Spanish-language flyer: Get kids on food stamps without showing documents

Politics | Caroline May
US Mexico

Federal agency tells applicants to get kids on public assistance without revealing ‘your immigration status’

Senate Dems block effort to end USDA/Mexico food stamp partnership

Politics | Caroline May
Food Stamps

Until recently, the USDA’s partnership was relatively unknown

Sessions: Government spends trillions on poverty programs, but poverty continues to grow

Politics | Caroline May
Jeff Sessions

‘Americans are committed to helping our sisters and brothers ‘