We passed the Farm Bill!

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After two years of consideration, the House of Representatives and the Senate passed the Conference Report for the 2018 Farm Bill. This means we passed a Farm Bill that protects SNAP, fights hunger, and strengthens rural communities! The president is expected to sign the bill into law next week.

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Let's Pass a Farm Bill!

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The 2018 Farm Bill conference report was released on Monday and it contained none of the harsh changes to SNAP that we, and many other hunger-relief advocates, have been holding the line on. This is incredible news as it sets up two votes this week in the House and Senate to finally pass a strong, bipartisan 2018 Farm Bill!

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Wisconsin REALTORS fight child hunger

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The Wisconsin REALTORS Association Foundation board and staff celebrated Hunger Action Month with us today by launching their multi-year campaign to fight child hunger in Wisconsin with a $50,000 gift to stock our six food banks and 1,000-plus food pantries throughout the state.

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#ProducePalooza

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Yesterday, hundreds of UnitedHealthcare employees volunteered at our food banks across the state to help celebrate UnitedHealthcare's incredible $700,000 gift to Feeding Wisconsin to help our network of food banks and food pantries improve our collective ability to source, store, and distribute more fresh produce. This incredible partnership has given us opportunity to work together, across the state, on the same day at the same time to advance not only our mission of fighting hunger, improving health, and strengthening communities, but also UnitedHealthcare’s mission of helping people live healthier lives and making the health system better for everyone.

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A Tale of Two Farm Bills

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Congress has two very different versions of the Farm Bill to conform in a conference committee. The Senate passed its version of the Farm Bill yesterday on a strong, bipartisan vote. This sets up a conference between the Senate and the House, which narrowly passed its version of the Farm Bill just last week, to hash out the differences between the two versions. Both chambers will have to pass the conformed Farm Bill coming out of conference before the President can sign it into law. Given the vast differences in SNAP policy between the two versions, this may be a difficult task.

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