Farm Bill failure preserves food aid for 1.4 million Ohioans
Posted May 18, 2018 in Press Releases
After the House of Representatives rejected the Farm Bill today, Policy Matters Ohio’s Executive Director Amy Hanauer released the following statement:
“The Farm Bill that failed in the House today would have created new barriers for the 1.4 million Ohioans who rely on food aid to keep their families fed.
“The failure of this bill means continued funding for the nation’s most effective anti-hunger program. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) generates $1.70 for every dollar spent, helps full-time workers in six of Ohio’s 10 most common jobs, and reduces medical costs for participants by 25 percent. Defeating the Farm Bill’s cuts to SNAP means fewer Ohioans will go hungry and our economy will be stronger.”