SNAP http://wkms.org en Comer Doubts Farm Bill Compromise Will happen This Session http://wkms.org/post/comer-doubts-farm-bill-compromise-will-happen-session <p class="p1">The four subcommittee leaders charged with finding a compromise on the federal Farm Bill are scheduled to meet tomorrow, just ten days before a Dec. 13 deadline to reach a compromise.</p><p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:37:28 +0000 John Paul Henry 37051 at http://wkms.org Comer Doubts Farm Bill Compromise Will happen This Session The Local Impact of the Food Stamp Debate http://wkms.org/post/local-impact-food-stamp-debate <p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Just as the federal government came to a grinding halt, a bill responsible for feeding millions of Americans quietly expired. It is this Farm Bill, which contains funding for food stamps, known as the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).</p><p class="p1">36 year-old and Paducah resident Aleatha Moore is one of those Americans.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1"> Sun, 27 Oct 2013 22:28:34 +0000 John Paul Henry 36075 at http://wkms.org The Local Impact of the Food Stamp Debate Kentuckians to See Food Stamp Reduction http://wkms.org/post/kentuckians-see-food-stamp-reduction <p>Nearly 870,000 Kentuckians will see a decrease in their food stamp benefits.&nbsp;&nbsp; The change comes as federal recovery dollars dry up. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:12:36 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 36037 at http://wkms.org Kentuckians to See Food Stamp Reduction Essential Government Agencies Will Remain Open In Event of Shutdown http://wkms.org/post/essential-government-agencies-will-remain-open-event-shutdown <p>With the possibility of a federal shutdown only hours away, government agencies have produced detailed contingency plans of how the shutdown would affect their operations as well as services in our listening area.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If Congress cannot pass &nbsp;a spending bill by midnight, most federal agencies will tell non-essential government employees to stay home on Tuesday. However, a few entities are considered essential programs and will continue to operate under mandatory spending.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:07:01 +0000 Rob Canning 35325 at http://wkms.org Essential Government Agencies Will Remain Open In Event of Shutdown Congress Debates Legislative Cuts To Food Stamps Program http://wkms.org/post/congress-debates-legislative-cuts-food-stamps-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kentucky agency that oversees the federal nutrition program, formally known as food stamps, is critical of a piece of Congressional legislation to cut billions of dollars from the program.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In western Kentucky, more than 42,000 households in the </span>1st<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;congressional district receive financial assistance from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Community Health Services Assistant Communication Director </span>Gwenda<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Bond said any SNAP benefit&nbsp;reduction&nbsp;will hurt those using assistance to help meet their nutrition needs.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:22:54 +0000 Rob Canning 35181 at http://wkms.org Congress Debates Legislative Cuts To Food Stamps Program