Once the 2023 Farm Bill gets approved, effects may be felt on the SNAP Program.
The 2023 Farm Bill’s Effects On SNAP
The 2023 Farm Bill could have significant effects on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), according to experts at Kansas State University. The 2023 Farm Bill, which is approved by Congress every five years, sets national policy for agriculture, nutrition, conservation, and forestry.
With over 80% of its spending dedicated to nutrition programs like SNAP, the 2023 Farm Bill could impact the availability of food for Americans, including those who benefit from SNAP. Just like SNAP, the 2023 Farm Bill is expected to help many such as children and the elderly.
According to a published article by KSNT, the 2023 Farm Bill’s collaboration with SNAP is important for many reasons.
Sustainable Agriculture Programs
In a published article by Kansas Reflector, the 2023 Farm Bill not only affects farm income, food types, and crop insurance but also covers programs related to sustainable agriculture, rural development, and food aid for low-income Americans.
U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids received support from agricultural organizations such as the Kansas Farm Bureau and the Kansas Farmers Union, who emphasized the need to ensure the success of family farms.
Ultimately, her goal is to support policies that benefit Kansas producers while providing a safe and abundant food supply.