A year ago the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 vote that USDA can keep secrets about its most costly program.

It was last June that the Supreme Court denied the Sioux Falls Argus Leader’s Freedom of Information Act request about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP for
Continue Reading USDA spends $5 million on SNAP fraud investigation SD newspaper would have done for free

At least 1.6 million students who previously paid for their own lunches at National School Lunch Program cafeterias have dropped out because they don’t like the new menus or the associated price increases, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) says in a new report. In that report, GAO documents
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This article has been updated to reflect additional information and include a post-publication interview with Edward Cooney, Executive Director of the Congressional Hunger Center. The American Medical Association, along with a coalition of 18 mayors, came out against the eligibility for sugary drinks to be purchased under the Supplemental Nutrition
Continue Reading AMA, Mayors Say Food Stamps Should Not Buy Soft Drinks