Farm Bill 2018

The 2018 Farm Bill follows initial principles issued by the USDA earlier this year that highlight “work as the pathway to self-sufficiency, well-being and economic mobility for individuals and families.” Recent data shows that there are now more than 21 million able-bodied adults dependent on food stamps, three times as many as 2000. These reforms will refocus the system on the truly needy by prioritizing work for able-bodied adults. The bill calls for an expansion of work requirements to most able-bodied parents and able-bodied middle-aged adults and commonsense reforms that build on successful state-led reforms. The bill also seeks to improve program integrity by eliminating loopholes and abuse that rob the truly needy of resources and keep able-bodied adults trapped in welfare.

The Foundation for Government Accountability has provided the following resources, polls, commentary, and videos on the importance of the work-focused reforms included in the 2018 Farm Bill. For more information or to request an interview with our team, please contact us.