U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, announced the program Friday in addition to another $150 million to be used for existing small processing facilities to help them with unexpected costs the coronavirus pandemic caused and to compete…
By David Pitt, Associated Press
The Department of Agriculture is sending $1 billion to the country's food bank networks, seeking to expand the reach of the system and revamp the way food banks acquire and distribute aid.
By Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press
Minority farmers who for decades have faced systemic discrimination will begin to receive debt relief beginning in early June under what Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack calls one of the most significant pieces of civil rights legislation in decades.
By Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press
The change announced late Thursday ensures the lowest-income households can access up to $95 in additional monthly emergency food assistance benefits approved by Congress last year. Previously, people already receiving the maximum benefit amount pre-coronavirus weren't eligible for more.
By Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press
By Laura Santhanam
The Trump administration has proposed a new rule that could eliminate food stamp benefits for 3.1 million Americans if the change goes into effect.
By Elaine S. Povich, Stateline
Inconsistent and unclear date labels are causing U.S. consumers to discard tons of food that is safe to eat.
Nationwide, 38 million Americans rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the country’s largest safety net program, for food and nutrition, but future funding is uncertain amid the ongoing federal government shutdown.
By PBS NewsHour
Summertime is supposed to be fun for children and families, but for millions, the absence of free school meals or discounted lunches is a cause for worry. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week reports from Nebraska on how food…
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
The son of a farmer from Bonaire, Georgia, he will be the first Southerner in the post in more than two decades.
Support Provided By: Learn more
Educate your inbox
Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.