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U.S. Census Bureau

According to a new analysis, proposed changes to the federal poverty line could mean big changes for low income people in the Mountain West.


Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

The ongoing federal government shutdown means folks who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, also known as food stamps, will have to plan ahead through February.

 

Scott Graf / Boise State Public Radio

The Senate and House have passed two versions of the Farm Bill. The differences between the two pieces of legislation now have to be hashed out by legislators. The final bill could have a big impact on low-income residents in our region.

Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

The U.S. Senate passed a $955 billion Farm Bill Monday.  It covers everything from crop insurance to conservation, to commodity programs. 

But by far the largest part of the bill is for food stamps known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP.  States receive $760 billion for  those in need.  Right now, Idaho gets $29 million a month from the federal government for SNAP benefits.