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 the economy? 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, the economy, and the future of agriculture can come together around SNAP to find a common way forward.

Click here to download the issue brief.

Meet the Author and the Coalition Coordinator, and learn more about this and upcoming issue briefs, at Change with a Twist, Monday 10/29 from 4 pm to 7 pm at the SF Planning + Urban Research Association, 654 Mission Street San Francisco, CA.

Finding Common Ground is a series of Healthy Farms Healthy People issue briefs, authored by Coalition Steering Committee member organization ChangeLab Solutions, bringing agriculture and health stakeholders together, to build 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.


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