Finding Common Ground on SNAP
for Agriculture, Health, and the Economy
The largest federal food safety net program in the United States is good for agriculture, public health, and local economies – but it’s also the subject of much debate as its funding comes up for reauthorization every five years. How does the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) benefit health, agriculture, and business? And what are some of the conflicts that frequently arise as lawmakers attempt to balance these and other interests? Learn how people who care about health, business, and the future of agriculture can come together around SNAP to find a common way forward.
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Finding Common Ground is a series of issue briefs commissioned by the Healthy Farms, Healthy People Coalition to bring agriculture and health stakeholders together, building a stronger base of support for a healthy, economically viable food and farming system in the United States. Each brief highlights a food and farming issue in which agriculture and health stakeholders have shared interest.