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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue testifies during a House Agriculture Committee hearing,
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Cherri Gregg
December 04, 2019 - 3:02 pm
The Trump administration announced a final rule that will tighten up qualifications for who can qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program food stamp benefits, saving the government $5.5 billion over five years. Read more here.
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A shopping cart in a grocery.
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Cherri Gregg
December 03, 2019 - 7:17 pm
The Wolf administration is sounding the alarm on yet another proposed change to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits by the Trump administration. The Department of Human Services says it's bad for Pennsylvania. Read more here.
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A company is recalling more than half a million pounds of pork products because they were not inspected, officials said.
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CNN
November 23, 2019 - 2:10 pm
A company is recalling more than half a million pounds of pork products because they were not inspected, officials said.
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E. coli
Foreground: CDC; background: Jatuphot Phuatawee/Getty Images
CNN
November 21, 2019 - 12:31 pm
A New Jersey company is recalling more than 97,000 pounds of salad products that contain meat or poultry because the lettuce ingredient may be contaminated with E. coli, according to public health officials. Read more here.
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Teresa Miller
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Cherri Gregg
July 29, 2019 - 5:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Over the past week, the Trump administration has said it wants to tighten the rules governing who qualifies for food stamps, which would strip more than 3 million people of their benefits. Individuals had been encouraged under the Obama administration to exploit a...
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The Trump administration is proposing to tighten automatic eligibility requirements for the food stamp program.
Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo
July 23, 2019 - 3:49 pm
By Carole Feldman WASHINGTON (AP) — About 3.1 million people would lose food stamp benefits under the Trump administration's proposal to tighten automatic eligibility requirements for the food stamp program. The Agriculture Department said Tuesday that the rule would close "a loophole" that enables...
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Raw meat
Muhammad Lila/CNN
May 23, 2019 - 3:39 pm
By AJ Willingham (CNN) — If you're planning on firing up the grill this Memorial Day weekend, you may want to double check your meat products before you get a very un-festive surprise. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a recall for more than 62,000...
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Walmart, Amazon and grocery chains hope to tap into a lucrative new market: Food stamps recipients who want to shop for groceries online.
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April 18, 2019 - 9:29 pm
By Nathaniel Meyersohn and Tami Luhby, CNN Business (CNN) -- Walmart, Amazon and grocery chains like ShopRite hope to tap into a lucrative new market: Food stamp recipients who want to shop for groceries online. For the first time, the US Department of Agriculture has given the green light for...
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invasive insects
European gypsy moth: John H. Ghent/USDA Forest Service. Emerald ash borer beetle: Dr. James E. Zablotny/USDA
Molly Daly
April 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It appears spring has really sprung — daffodils are blooming, birds are singing, and insects are buzzing. When it comes to the latter, Uncle Sam wants your help in making sure invasive insects don't spread, and invasive plants don't take root. USDA Senior Invasive...
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Tyson Foods is recalling chicken strips that may contain metal.
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
March 22, 2019 - 8:12 am
By Madeline Holcombe (CNN) — Tyson Foods is recalling chicken strips that may contain metal, federal food safety officials said Thursday. The recall affects about 69,093 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products produced on Nov. 30, 2018, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety...
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