NCOA: Farm Bill: What’s in it for Hungry Seniors?

After more than two years of contentious debate, the Farm Bill renewal is about to pass Congress.

The House approved a bipartisan agreement last week, and the Senate is expected to do the same today.

The legislation includes both positives and negatives for older Americans who are food insecure.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

A total of $8.6 billion will be cut from SNAP, formerly Food Stamps, over the next 10 years. This is due to changes in the Standard Utility Allowance, which boosts benefit levels based on household utility costs.

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