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Improving Groceries Access to Homebound Seniors; USDA Reports Crop Maturity Trails Five Year Average

USDA is proposing to improve access to groceries for homebound seniors and people with disabilities who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. USDA is proposing to allow grocery purchasing and delivery services run by government and non-profit organizations to accept SNAP benefits as payment, allowing for home delivery to those unable to shop for food. Nationally, onl

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Universities to Receive Grants Supporting Water Issues; Crate, Cage-Free Meats to Be Used in Breakfast Sandwiches

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced more than 10-million dollars being awarded through 21 grants to universities to support critical water problems in rural and ag watersheds across the nation. NIFA Director S

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USDA To Pay Out 3.9 Billion Dollars; Results of FDA Analysis of Milk

The Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute or FAPRI released its latest baseline outlook for U.S. agriculture projecting the USDA to pay out 3.9-billion dollars in ARC and PLC payments for the 2014 crop after Fiscal Year 2016 begins on October 1st this year. FAPRI projects

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Deadline for Producers Extended; U.S. Ag Officials Visit Cuba

The deadline has been extended for producers to update yield history or reallocate base acres until March 31st. If no changes are made to yield history or base acres by March 31st - the farm’s current yield and base will be used. The deadline to

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Cherry Crops Damaged by Rain

Recent showers have been bad news for some cherry growers in Central Washington.

Growers try to prevent wet cherries from splitting due to wet weather by drying them with wind turbines, air sprayers and hiring helicopters to fly over their orchards

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