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2007 Farm Bill: Description of the House Agriculture Committee Nutrition Provisions

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Publication Date: July 2007

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

Author(s): Dorothy Rosenbaum

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

Topic: Health (Food and nutrition)
Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Keywords: Economic projections; Food costs; Food insecurity; Income diversity

Type: Report


The nutrition provisions include about $4 billion over five years in improvements for the Food Stamp Program and the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), as well as numerous program oversight, reauthorization, and technical provisions.This description of the bill’s nutrition provisions are organized based on their section number in H.R. 2419. Information on the number of people affected and increased benefits in each State are provided in tables at the end of the report.