- Milk prices could rise if farm bill looms Updated: Dec-05-13 5:13 pm
- Farm Bill may move in an otherwise unproductive year Updated: Dec-04-13 12:52 pm
- Food stamp fraud alleged at Beaverton business Updated: Dec-04-13 12:13 pm
- Store owners plead guilty to food stamp fraud Updated: Dec-03-13 9:09 pm
- Vt. US Sen. Leahy, Gov. Shumlin tout food program Updated: Dec-02-13 6:13 pm
- Mo. food stamp rolls drop with less in-person help Updated: Dec-02-13 9:34 am
- Food stamp cuts hit Ore. families hard Updated: Dec-01-13 1:11 pm
- Food stamp cut boosts visitors to Ind. food banks Updated: Nov-29-13 1:54 pm
- NY making $4.5M more grants for food banks Updated: Nov-25-13 4:55 pm
- Holidays, long lines challenging Pa. food pantries Updated: Nov-24-13 1:13 pm
- NM food banks brace for more demand Updated: Nov-18-13 5:50 am
- Farmers markets see more food stamp purchases Updated: Nov-17-13 2:34 pm
- Food stamp outreach boosting Illinois Medicaid Updated: Nov-11-13 3:59 pm
- Cuts to food stamps pressure SW Mo. food banks Updated: Nov-11-13 9:22 am
- Part of Indiana welfare website down for 2 weeks Updated: Nov-06-13 7:18 pm
- State to cut food stamp benefits for overspending Updated: Nov-06-13 7:08 pm
- Nation's poor at 49.7M, higher than official rate Updated: Nov-06-13 6:14 pm
- North Dakotans' food stamp use drops to 3-year low Updated: Nov-06-13 2:39 pm
- Food banks prepare for rush after food stamp cuts Updated: Nov-06-13 1:59 pm
WASHINGTON - A New Year's deadline that could send the price of milk skyward looms over congressional negotiators as they try to reach agreement on a five-year farm bill. They've been tripped up by differences over the nation's food stamp program and how to restructure farm subsidies.
12-04-13 - WASHINGTON - Although the Senate is in recess this week, Mississippi's Thad Cochran is returning to Washington for a meeting on the Farm Bill which appears on track to be one of the few legislative accomplishments in a deadlocked Congressional year.
BEAVERTON, Oregon - Five people have been arrested after an investigation of what authorities said was a food stamp fraud scheme at a Beaverton grocery and gasoline station.
BALTIMORE - A Windsor Mill couple has pleaded to food stamp fraud in a plot to redeem the benefits in exchange for cash.
BARRE, Vermont - U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy urged Congress on Monday to block proposed cuts to the federal food stamp program.
ST. LOUIS - The number of people on food stamp rolls in Missouri has dropped since the state switched to a centralized processing system and slashed most in-person help for people seeking public assistance.
EUGENE, Oregon - Casey Beason, her boyfriend and 2-year-old daughter were facing an interminable Thanksgiving weekend in their cracker-box apartment on Roosevelt Boulevard while they waited for their Oregon Trail food stamp card to recharge.
HIGHLAND, Indiana - Some of Indiana's food banks and pantries are seeing more people lining up for meals or baskets of food in response to a drop in federal food stamp benefits.
ALBANY, New York - New York is awarding $4.5 million in additional grants for food banks to help offset the 5 percent cut in the federal food stamps program that began this month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.
EASTON, Pennsylvania - Food pantry organizers who help feed Lehigh Valley's hungry say reduced federal funding for food stamps is leading to record turnouts ahead of the holiday season.
SANTA FE, New Mexico - With food stamp reductions set to kick in this month, New Mexico's food banks and other organizations are bracing for even more requests over the holiday season.
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Farmers markets in Minnesota saw a jump in the use of food stamps this year.
CHICAGO - Although only a few hundred middle-class Illinois residents were able to sign up for health insurance last month on the crippled federal HealthCare.gov website, the poor appear to be having an easier time enrolling in an expansion of Medicaid - and are doing so by the thousands.
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri - A recent cut in federal food stamp benefits has been putting pressure on food banks and other agencies that serve low-income residents in the Joplin area.
INDIANAPOLIS - Part of Indiana's welfare website has been offline for two weeks, preventing clients from accessing the status of their cases for food stamps and other benefits.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration intends to strip food stamps from people who are believed to have deliberately spent more than their monthly benefits when the electronic food stamp service was down last month.
WASHINGTON - The number of poor people in America is 3 million higher than the official count, encompassing 1 in 6 residents due to out-of-pocket medical costs and work-related expenses, according to a revised census measure released Wednesday.
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The number of North Dakota residents using food stamps to buy groceries has dropped to a three-year low, even as the state's population has risen to an all-time high.
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas food banks say they are preparing for increased demand that's expected following a cut to the federal food stamp program.