With a flock of hungry Davies High School Eagles in Fargo, N.D., looking on, Sen. John Hoeven held a lunchroom press conference March 28 to assure his youngest and hungriest constituents that he’ll get federal school lunch rules fixed so they can not only eat healthy, but eat as much as they need.
WASHINGTON — Healthy eating advocates and anti-hunger groups are mounting vigorous campaigns to maintain food stamp benefits and programs to increase access to fruits and vegetables and other nutritious foods in the farm bill, but they differ on whether quality of foods or benefit levels should be the highest priority.
WASHINGTON — All farm major programs combined — crop insurance, subsidies and conservation — will cost only about $221 billion over the next 10 years, comprising only 18 percent of Agriculture Department spending, according to statistics released by the Congressional Budget Office as it released its annual budget estimates.
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