Farm Bill Primer: SNAP and Other Nutrition Title Programs

The Nutrition title of the farm bill typically reauthorizes a number of nutrition or domestic food assistance programs. These include the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly the Food Stamp Program) and certain other programs administered by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). These programs were last reauthorized by the Agriculture Act of 2014 (2014 farm bill; P.L. 113-79). They are authorized through September 30, 2018. Farm bills since 1973 have included reauthorization of the Food Stamp Program (renamed SNAP in 2008).

For more details about SNAP and other nutrition title programs, please download the document.