How many meals can $1.40 make?

Federal cutbacks on food assistance force poor to find out  Nov. 22, 2013, edition By Patricia Kasten How many meals can you make with a buck and change? That’s what the average family receiving benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) will have to feed each person per meal now that…

Something — or something less — for everyone in farm bill?

Nov. 15, 2013, edition By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service The farm bill, already one year late, could be even later if the House-Senate conference committee working on the compromise version takes its sweet time. According to Bob Gronski, a policy analyst with the National Catholic Rural Life Conference, the lawmakers are taking the bill one “title” at a time until…