The need for SNAP is moving to the countryside
Sep 24, 2018

The need for SNAP is moving to the countryside

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(Markets Edition) The Trump Administration announced that it wants to make it tougher for legal immigrants to get permanent residency, which includes wanting non-cash programs to weigh against granting green cards. Also in public assistance, Congress is working on the massive farm bill, which includes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). We look at how the need for SNAP is actually moving to more rural areas. Then, OPEC members met over the weekend and decided not to boost oil pumping. What does that mean going forward? Today's show is sponsored by Indeed (indeed.com/marketplace) and Michigan Economic Development Corporation (planetm.com). (09/24/2018)

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Food aid need shifts from cities to countryside

Sep 24, 2018
Since the late 1970s, lawmakers have placed the SNAP nutrition program into the farm package hoping to get both urban and rural support. But that thinking might be outdated.
Small-town grocery stores like this one in southwest Iowa get 10 percent to 25 percent of their sales from federal food aid called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, according to the Rural Grocery Initiative at Kansas State University.
Peggy Lowe/KCUR

(Markets Edition) The Trump Administration announced that it wants to make it tougher for legal immigrants to get permanent residency, which includes wanting non-cash programs to weigh against granting green cards. Also in public assistance, Congress is working on the massive farm bill, which includes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). We look at how the need for SNAP is actually moving to more rural areas. Then, OPEC members met over the weekend and decided not to boost oil pumping. What does that mean going forward? Today’s show is sponsored by Indeed (indeed.com/marketplace) and Michigan Economic Development Corporation (planetm.com). (09/24/2018)

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