U.S. Senate panel spars over elevated food assistance spending in upcoming farm bill

Main point of contention during committee meeting was Department of Agriculture’s 2021 changes to Thrifty Food Plan

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apples for sale at Bloomingdale Farmers Market

Fall apples for sale at the Bloomingdale Farmers Market on Nov. 9, 2014, in Washington, D.C. The market is located in an urban neighborhood where it may be a challenge for some to get to a grocery stores and carry purchases home. They accept the USDA Food and Nutrition Service Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits using the Electronic Balance Transfer card. (Lance Cheung/USDA)

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Adam Goldstein
Adam Goldstein

Adam Goldstein is the D.C. Bureau intern for States Newsroom. Goldstein is a graduate student at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, studying digital reporting. He is originally from San Francisco, and loves swimming, cooking, and the San Francisco 49ers.