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Bread for the World Congratulates 2013 World Food Prize Laureates

Washington, DC, June 20, 2013 – At the U.S. Department of State yesterday, Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn, president of the World Food Prize, announced that Marc Van Montagu of Belgium, and Mary-Dell Chilton and Robert T. Fraley of the United States will be this year’s World Food Prize recipients. The award is presented annually to individuals whose work improves the quality, quantity, or availability of food. Read more »

Bread for the World Urges Congress to Vote “NO” on House Version of Farm Bill, Lauds the President’s Leadership

Washington, DC, June 20, 2013 – Yesterday, the House of Representatives began considering its version of the farm bill (H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013), which includes more than $20 billion in cuts to SNAP (formally food stamps) and $2.5 billion in cuts to international food aid programs. Bread for the World encourages its members to urge their representatives to vote “No” on this version of the bill. Read more »

House Farm Bill Fails, SNAP and Food Aid Remain Intact for Now

Washington, DC, June 20, 2013 – The House of Representatives failed to pass its version of the farm bill (H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013) today, which includes more than $20 billion in cuts to SNAP (formally food stamps) and $2.5 billion in cuts to international food aid programs. Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Farm Bill and Food

Washington, DC, June 19, 2013 – EDITOR: Thanks to Rep. Jared Huffman for speaking out in opposition to cuts to SNAP (food stamps) in the House Farm Bill and for translating his words into deeds by trying to live on the average benefit of $4.50 a day (“GOP's extreme austerity diet,” Close to Home, Tuesday). Read more »

House Resolution Highlights the Importance of United States Leadership to Scaling Up Nutrition

Washington, DC, June 17, 2013 – This statement is delivered on behalf of the following organizations: Bread for the World, ChildFund International, International Medical Corps, RESULTS, Save the Children, and World Food Program USA. Read more »

Senate Approves Drastic Cuts to SNAP

Washington, DC, June 11, 2013 – Yesterday, the Senate passed its version of the farm bill, which included $4.1 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly the food stamp program). Read more »

Why the Farm Bill Matters

Washington, DC, June 11, 2013 – Last year, the Senate approved a major piece of agricultural policy, commonly known as the "Farm Bill," only to see it die in the Republican-led House. This year, legislators are at it again. Read more »

Why immigrants emigrate: U.S. foreign assistance and migration policy

Washington, DC, June 11, 2013 – This month the United States Senate will begin debate on what would be the most far-reaching reforms to U.S. immigration policy in 50 years. The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act passed the Senate Judiciary Committee in May on a vote of 13-5. The bipartisan support in committee has given the proposal momentum as the full Senate takes up the bill. Read more »

The Human Cost of Empty Promises

Washington, DC, June 10, 2013 – We now know what needs to be done and when, so why the inaction? The G8 summit in Northern Ireland is a real opportunity to tackle hunger. Read more »

Bread for the World Supports Global Commitments to Scaling Up Nutrition for Women and Children

Washington, DC, June 10, 2013 – Today in Washington, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah reaffirmed the U.S. Government’s financial commitment to addressing maternal and child malnutrition and committed to building a partnership with U.S. NGOs to leverage private resources in this fight. Read more »

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