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Description of Provisions in Nutrition Title of Senate Farm Bill

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Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher(s): Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Dottie Rosenbaum; Stacy Dean

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Agriculture, forestry and fishing (Agriculture and agricultural policy)
Health (Food and nutrition)

Keywords: Economic projections; Food costs; Food insecurity; Public education

Type: Report


The Senate passed its 2007 Farm Bill, H.R. 2419, “The Food and Energy Security Act of 2007,” on December 14, 2007.  The nutrition provisions of the bill include about $4.1 billion over five years in improvements for the Food Stamp Program and the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), $1.0 billion for an expanded program under the School Lunch Program to provide free fresh fruits and vegetables in schools, as well as various provisions that reauthorize and improve the Food Stamp Program and various commodity distribution and other nutrition programs.