U.S. Senate Farm Bill Slashes $4.5 Billion from Food Stamps Threatening 24,000 in Illinois

(Chicago) –The 2012 farm bill approved last week by the U.S. Senate cut $4.5 billion from federal nutrition assistance funding, which could eliminate food stamps for 24,000 already hungry Illinois residents, including 5,000 in Chicago. Those estimates were released today by a Chicago-based nutrition group which helps feed and sustain low-income people living with HIV/AIDS…

U.S. Senator Richard Lugar’s 2012 Farm Bill Would Eliminate Food Stamps for 74,000 in Illinois

(Chicago) – April 3, 2012. Republican Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana reintroduced legislation last month to cut $40 billion from federal farming support and federal nutrition assistance funding, which could eliminate food stamps for 74,000 already hungry Illinois residents, including 15,000 in Chicago. Those estimates come from a Chicago-based nutrition group which helps feed and…