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Column: Use of food stamps on the rise in Nobles County

May 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

The use of food stamps in Nobles County increased during the recession, assisting families in stretching their food dollars, contributing to local spending and helping spark a national debate about the future of the federal nutrition program.

The …continue reading on dglobe.com

U of M cuts local SNAP jobs

January 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — The University of Minnesota’s Nobles County Extension Office and Extension Committee members learned Monday that nutrition education assistants Carol Langseth and Letica Rodriguez, who staff the SNAP-Ed program (Supplemental Nutriti…continue reading on dglobe.com

U of M cuts local SNAP jobs

January 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — The University of Minnesota’s Nobles County Extension Office and Extension Committee members learned Monday that nutrition education assistants Carol Langseth and Letica Rodriguez, who staff the SNAP-Ed program (Supplemental Nutriti…continue reading on dglobe.com

Fate of farm bill in the air while Congress deals with shutdown

October 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS — The farm bill expired Tuesday — again — to little fanfare. Overshadowed by the federal government shutdown, the ongoing debate over the bill has largely stayed out of the spotlight. And that worries some agriculture groups. Continue Reading

Heitkamp: No new farm bill before deadline

September 25, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON Congress won’t approve a new farm bill before the old one expires Sept. 30, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said Wednesday. Continue Reading

Noem, Johnson clash over food-stamp cuts

September 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

Two of South Dakota’s congressional delegates exposed a divide in their thoughts on the farm bill and food stamps.

Thursday, the House of Representatives voted 217-210 to cut nearly $4 billion a year from food stamps, which the House split out f…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Lucas: Farm bill conference should proceed if no House SNAP agreement by Aug. 2

July 30, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON If the House cannot reach agreement on a bill to reauthorize the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as SNAP or food stamps, before leaving Friday for five weeks, the farm bill conference between the House and the Senate should proceed, says House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla. Continue Reading

Simplified application launched for seniors to access healthy food

April 11, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

To increase seniors’ access to nutritious foods, the Minnesota Department of Human Services today announced the launch of a new one-page application for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for Minnesotans age 60 and older. Continue Reading

As need increases, funding for SNAP decreases

January 29, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

As the Minnesota Nutritious Food Coalition was celebrating its first year of working to increase participation in the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the federal government was in the midst of plans to decrease funds that support the educational component of SNAP.
More than 500,000 Minnesotans receive nutrition assistance benefits each month. Continue Reading

Snappy sisters

June 28, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Nevaeh Berger, 5, and her 3-year-old sister, Calli, enjoy the pop of snapper fireworks Thursday at their home in Taylor. Continue Reading