Historic boost in food stamp benefits starts in October

U.S. 10/02/21, 05:38

Although a pandemic bump to food stamp benefits has passed, beneficiaries will notice increased benefits due to Congress' decision in 2018 to examine how benefits are calculated. According to CNN, benefits will climb by 27% above pre-pandemic levels in October, the highest increase in history. The extra help will be accessible to ...

Top court skeptical of paper’s argument over food stamp data

Politics 04/22/19, 15:30

The Supreme Court on Monday seemed inclined to rule against a South Dakota newspaper seeking data about the government's food assistance program, previously known as food stamps. The high court was hearing arguments in a case originally brought by the Argus Leader newspaper, which is owned by USA Today publisher Gannett ...

Walmart, Amazon kick off government online pilot program

Business 04/18/19, 12:04

Amazon and Walmart on Thursday are kicking off a two-year pilot established by the government to allow low-income shoppers on government food assistance in New York to shop and pay for their groceries online.ShopRite will join the retailers early next week, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees the ...

USDA: Food stamps will be funded through February

U.S. 01/08/19, 22:14

The Trump administration says benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, will be funded through February should the government shutdown continue. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is asking states to issue the February benefits on or before Jan. 20 so that they can be paid to the ...

Donald Trump signs $867B farm bill with ‘Green Acres’ parody video

Politics 12/20/18, 16:59

President Donald Trump has signed a massive $867 billion farm bill that reauthorizes agriculture and conservation programs without any cuts to the food stamp program. With 'Green Acres' parody video The former reality-TV star took to Twitter to announce that “Farm Bill signing in 15 minutes!” and linked a video he and Megan Mullally had made ...

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