food stamp cuts

Legislative action saved poor Vermonters $60 a month in food stamp benefits, officials say

Among the cuts in the federal Farm Bill was a change that would have caused low-income Vermonters whose rent includes heat to lose benefits.

Welch: House passes five-year farm bill, includes key Vermont priorities

News Release — Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt. Jan. 29, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC. — By a vote of 255-161, the House of Representatives today approved a House-Senate conference report on a five year Farm Bill. The Senate is expected to begin debate on the legislation later this week or early next week. Rep. Peter Welch voted […]

Leahy highlights Vermont benefits in farm bill

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. Jan. 27, 2014 WASHINGTON – Nearly one month after a one-year extension of legislation to protect the nation’s farming, conservation and nutrition programs expired, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are poised this week to consider a final, comprehensive agriculture reform bill that will net more than […]

Welch says deal on farm bill is ‘close’

Rep. Peter Welch tells state lawmakers the long-delayed legislation will ultimately be good for Vermont dairy farmers.

Hopes raised for Farm Bill compromise

Vermont farmers await decision on change in dairy price supports.

Leahy hopes for compromise on food stamp cuts

The House voted Thursday to lop off $40 billion from the nutrition program, known as SNAP, over the course of the next decade. Leahy thinks the Senate can help reduce the amount.