Farm Bill

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WV Secretary of Agriculture believes a version of the Farm Bill, recently killed by the house Freedom Caucus, will be good for West Virginia. Ken Leonhardt spoke both the bill’s proposed work requirements for SNAP (supplemental nutrition assistance program) eligibility, as well as the continuation of specialty crop grants and other less controversial provisions.

As Jake Zuckerman at the Charleston Gazette-Mail writes, the bill’s funding mechanisms would likely leave many current SNAP recipients out of the job training programs meant to accompany the work requirements. Below you can listen to Food Justice Lab Phd candidate Joshua Lohnes frame the Farm Bill a bit differently than we are used to.

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