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By Derrik Conrad
Policy associate Center for Rural Affairs 

As prices rise, resources to help Nebraskans put food on the table remain vital


December 22, 2022

A study released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates between 2018 and 2020, close to 120,000 households in Nebraska faced food insecurity, which the agency defines as a lack of consistent access to enough food for every person in a household to live an active and healthy life.

Leaders in some states, including Nebraska, have taken note. In 2021, the Nebraska Legislature expanded the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to hundreds of additional families by increasing the gross income eligibility limit to 165% of the federal poverty level. But the change is set to expire S...

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