Valley of the Sun United Way's Community Impact Director, Jayson Matthews, recently joined The Show on KJZZ to talk about how the Farm Bill could affect Arizonans. Read an excerpt below and listen to the full interview online:
Republicans in the House of Representatives gathered just enough conservative votes to narrowly pass the $867 billion Farm Bill. While it might not be obvious from its name, the Farm Bill is controversial this time around because of its impact on SNAP, not agriculture.
SNAP is short for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly known as food stamps. The House passed a version that includes some controversial work requirements for those who receive SNAP benefits, a move Democrats say could increase food insecurity for millions of Americans.
It’s raising some concerns for those who work to fight hunger across the country as well as here in Arizona. Jayson Matthews is the community impact director for Valley of the Sun United Way and he joined The Show this morning to talk more about the effect this bill could have here in Arizona.