While the final text has not yet been made available, Congressional leaders announced that they have reached an agreement on the Farm Bill. The bill authorizes funding for a number of agriculture, forestry, and nutrition programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The final bill will not include controversial provisions which would have instituted stricter work requirements on SNAP recipients. The legislation will also not include language to limit the types of food that may be purchased with SNAP benefits nor any limitations on the type of retailer that can accept SNAP.
The Convenience Distribution Association (CDA), formerly AWMA, is the trade organization working on behalf of convenience products distributors in the United States. Its distributor members represent more than $92 billion in U.S convenience product sales, serving a wide variety of small retail formats. Associate members include leading convenience product manufacturers, brokers, retailers, suppliers and others allied to the industry.