Another Voice: Don’t let Farm Bill take food from the hungry op-ed by Susan Zimet

The congressional farm bill, the federal policy on agriculture and food programs, comes up for reauthorization every five years. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly food stamps, is included in this omnibus legislation. SNAP provides food assistance for more than 40 million low income people, or one in eight Americans. Despite providing a modest benefit

Fighting to Protect SNAP in 2018 Farm Bill

The House Ag Committee is proposing drastic cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. If these changes are enacted millions of Americans would be put into risk of hunger and food insecurity. New York's own, Representative John Faso, serves on the Ag Committee and is a proponent of the bill.  We went to tell him,

Wage Theft on the Rise

Wage theft is epidemic, and low-wage workers are more likely than others to be victims. Wage theft happens when, for example, employers refuse to pay promised wages or pay employees for only some of the hours worked. A new EPI report finds that at least $2 billion in stolen wages were recovered for workers in 2015 and