A Nebraska Congressman says there isn’t enough support for healthy foods in the current farm bill.
Don Bacon tells Brownfield the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program needs additional resources to expand programs. “I like the double bucks program that when you buy healthy fruits and vegetables, your SNAP money goes twice as far.”
He says eliminating the “cliff effect” would ensure more Americans have access to affordable, healthy food. “If they earn a dollar more, they lose hundreds of dollars of benefits and it disincentives them from moving forward.