The announcement comes amid criticism of farm subsidies, which exceed revenue Trump has taken in from tariffs on Chinese imports.
The rule would slash benefits for those families that do not quite meet the program's poverty threshold, but are still food insecure.
Women and minority farmers and ranchers receive disproportionately less credit than their white male counterparts.
The roughly 40 million Americans who use food assistance programs are also helping to create jobs.
Experts believe the change would result in more low-income families going without food assistance.
A new report finds that racial discrimination within USDA programs is responsible for this decline.
In a letter, the lawmakers urge the USDA to reconsider a proposed rule that would make it harder for able-bodied adults without children to receive food assistance.
The Meatless Monday campaign has done what federal nutrition policy has not: ban meat—at least for a day.
SNAP has become more vulnerable under Trump. Alabama's law could test how far the administration is willing to go to destabilize the program.
Four years ago, the meat industry killed efforts to include the environmental impact of the food we eat. New reports say the issue won't resurface in 2020.
It would cost about $250 million to get an additional 650,000 low-income Americans to breastfeed as much as experts recommend, but it would save families and the health-care system $1.5 billion, a study finds.
The fight between public-health concerns and the food industry's needs will play out on school lunch menus—again.
The USDA's support of the dairy industry has changed the American diet and welfare state forever.
The vast majority of poor, able-bodied adults without dependents using SNAP are employed—and for those who aren't, cracking down on benefits is not likely to help.
A political scientist says restrictions on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program could see challenges in 2019.
A rule requiring companies to disclose genetically modified ingredients is being finalized this week.
The storm wiped out nearly a million acres of crops and caused $158 million in agricultural losses.
With Congress at an impasse, sustainability advocates worry the farm bill could cut funds for conservation and give more to agriculture's biggest polluters.
The current farm bill expired on Sunday, putting the debate over key USDA programs that protect public health and the environment on hold.