Food Insecurity Down in Missouri

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service, the food insecurity rate for Missouri is 12%. That is down slightly from 2018, but it is still slightly higher than the national average of 11.7%.  In 2018 congress passed the bipartisan five-year Farm Bill to support the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). However, under a new proposed rule, the USDA would remove SNAP eligibility from 3.1 million people in the U.S. It is estimated that one in six rural Missourians and one in eight urban Missourians utilize SNAP benefits.

September 6, 2019 - 10:29am

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