Opinion: Supreme Court needs to rule in favor of SNAP data transparency

The Food Marketing Institute is trying to conceal how taxpayer dollars are being spent by recipients of the Supplemental Food Assistance Program. To date it’s been an almost eight-year court battle between South Dakota's Argus Leader newspaper and USDA and FMI.

Lack of funding results in ‘dearth of data’ on water

Water experts predict that much of the United States will experience freshwater shortages within the next decade. To better plan for a potential crisis, researchers and scientists strive to collect data on streams, aquifers and water consumption. However, they do so under constrained financial conditions, leaving many research programs vulnerable.