On December 7m 2016, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) unveiled a new report summarizing the committee’s two-year review of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Committee members heard from 60 witnesses in 16 hearings over the course of the review known as the Past, Present, and Future of SNAP. The report can be viewed here.
SNAP has grown from a pilot program that served just 500,000 people in 1964 to a program that served more than 47 million Americans at the height of the recession. SNAP is now the largest program under the Agriculture Committee’s jurisdiction—accounting for almost 80 percent of farm bill spending—and is the largest federal food program serving low-income families in the United States.
The Farm & Food Expo is an all day conference at Spokane Community College followed by an evening keynote lecture by Joel Salatin at Gonzaga University (both are included in conference registration, but the evening lecture is also sold separately).
Check out the 90+ classes in the Course Guide before you register. This will be a full day of classes and speakers providing great insights that every small acreage farmer, garden enthusiast and foodie will want to know.