SNAP Benefit Redemptions through Farmers and Farmers Markets Show Sharp Increase

USDA official notes positive impact on individuals and communities when local farmers markets provide fresh fruits and vegetables to SNAP participants Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants are spending more of their benefits to make purchases at roadside farm stands, farmers markets and directly from local farmers than ever before. SNAP redemptions at those outlets […]
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USDA Grants for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

USDA Invests $18 Million to Train Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Emphasis on military veterans and limited-resource farmers U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden (USDA) announced more than $18 million in grants to educate, mentor, and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers. The grants are available through the Beginning Farmer and […]
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