The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) held a listening session regarding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Farm Bill provisions on March 19, 2019. 181 people registered for the call and 132 people called into the session.
After introductions by Brandon Lipps (Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services at the USDA), Kate Fink (Director of External and Governmental Affairs, FNS), and Jessica Shahin (Associate Administrator for SNAP, FNS) provided brief comments on the provisions impacting this program, specifically provisions from Title 4 of the Farm Bill. The complete citation is given in the full transcript that follows.
There were six commenters during this listening session, seven comments were also submitted via email. Comments are summarized, followed by the transcript and emails received.