Funding for SNAP needs to be spared.
As the Farm Bill Conference gets underway, worries about tariffs and other provisions in the bill can overshadow a key part of the bill: the Nutrition Title, which provides SNAP benefits to millions of Americans, including many of our neighbors in Northern Minnesota. Currently, the U.S. House of Representatives are negotiation with a Farm Bill that would reduce funding for SNAP while imposing unnecessary bureaucratic burdens on both state governments and food recipients, leaving over 1 million in this country hungry.
Rep. Peterson showed great leadership during the debate of the House Farm Bill in speaking out against cuts to the Farm Bill. Now, as he has a key role in the negotiation of the final bill text, I hope he will continue to refuse to compromise, and ensure that the final farm bill protects farmers and those in need of food security.