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News Round-Up: Late April-July 2023

Updated: Jul 20

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Our quarterly newsletter can't contain all the latest news in food across the region, so we share this brief round-up separately here. Food Policy Council Committee, Council, and Consulting Members receive these and other timely updates in between newsletters via our digest every other week. Get involved to learn more.

"Public Opinion Poll: Vast Majority of US Voters Prioritize Sustainable Food Production, Aligning Agricultural Policies to Support Healthy Food"

John Hopkins University Center for a Livable Future (April)

"The Motivations, Challenges and Needs of Small- and Medium-Scale Beginning Farmers in the Midwestern United States"

JAFSCD (April)

"New Kentucky Pilot Programs Test Prescribing Food as Medicine"

WXVU (May)

"Ohioans on SNAP Share Their Stories"

Ohio Association of Foodbanks (May)

"WIC Act Will Extend Eligibility Age and Improve Nutrition for Children and Mothers"

National WIC Association (May)

SNAP Program Access Index


OH, KY, and IN all showed some improvement in the accessibility index from 2019 to 2020.

"Congress Created Changes to Food Assistance. Here's What They Mean"

NPR (June)

Statewide Study of Hunger in Ohio: Summary

Ohio Association of Foodbanks (June)

"Study Reveals Majority of Ohio Food Bank Users Seek More Aid During Inflation"

WYSO (June)

"13,000 Older Kentuckians Face Increased Hunger After SNAP Changes in Debt Deal"

KY Policy (June)

"Biden-Harris Administration Partners with Agricultural Producers to Strengthen Markets and Create Jobs for Producers in 19 States" (including KY and OH)

USDA (June)

"USDA Announces Tool to Assist Small Businesses and Individuals in Identifying Procurement Opportunities"

USDA (June)

"Where Do People Impacted by New SNAP Work Requirements Live?"

PolicyMap (June)

"When Working Isn't Enough: Wages and Public Benefits in Ohio"

Ohio Workforce Coalition (June)

2023 Kids Count Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being

Annie E. Casey Foundation (June)

2023 edition of the Eat Local guide from Central Ohio River Valley Local Food Initiative

Cincinnati Magazine (June)

"‘New Records Every Month.’ Organizations Say Food Insecurity on the Rise in Kentucky"

Lexington Herald Leader (July)


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