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  • Food insecurity drops to lowest level of the pandemic – April 8, 2021
    by The Farm Report on 04/08/2021 at 1:49 pm

    Food insecurity drops to lowest level of the pandemic Hunger in the United States has dropped to its lowest level of the yearlong pandemic, according to Census Bureau data released on Wednesday. Analysts credited government stimulus checks, increased federal food assistance, and the economic recovery for the sharp improvement.  … Continue reading The post Food insecurity drops to lowest level of the pandemic – April 8, 2021 appeared first on America’s Farm Report.

  • At dawn of carbon markets, farmers get up to $20 per acre – April 7, 2021
    by The Farm Report on 04/07/2021 at 3:36 pm

    At dawn of carbon markets, farmers get up to $20 per acre A small fraction of U.S. farmers who have pursued contracts for capturing carbon in the soil – an incentive for climate mitigation – say the going rate is $20 an acre or less, said Purdue University on Tuesday…. Continue reading The post At dawn of carbon markets, farmers get up to $20 per acre – April 7, 2021 appeared first on America’s Farm Report.

  • Third round of pandemic payments begins to flow to farmers and ranchers – April 6, 2021
    by The Farm Report on 04/06/2021 at 1:45 pm

    Third round of pandemic payments begins to flow to farmers and ranchers The Biden administration has begun sending pandemic payments of more than $5.6 billion to cattle and crop producers, opening the third round of coronavirus relief to farmers and ranchers in 10 months, said a USDA spokesman on Monday…. Continue reading The post Third round of pandemic payments begins to flow to farmers and ranchers – April 6, 2021 appeared first on America’s Farm Report.

  • USDA boosts SNAP by $1 billion a month in poorest households – April 5, 2021
    by The Farm Report on 04/05/2021 at 1:53 pm

    USDA boosts SNAP by $1 billion a month in poorest households Households with very low incomes will be eligible for an additional $95 a month or more in emergency allotments of food stamps, said the Biden administration. The additional aid to an estimated 25 million people would amount to $1… Continue reading The post USDA boosts SNAP by $1 billion a month in poorest households – April 5, 2021 appeared first on America’s Farm Report.

  • House bill would bar racial favoritism at USDA – April 2, 2021
    by The Farm Report on 04/02/2021 at 1:26 pm

    House bill would bar racial favoritism at USDA Motivated by opposition to $4 billion in debt relief for minority farmers, two Republican representatives announced legislation on Thursday to prevent the USDA from considering race or gender in operating its programs. “All American farmers constitute a minority, and they are hurting… Continue reading The post House bill would bar racial favoritism at USDA – April 2, 2021 appeared first on America’s Farm Report.

  • Biden proposes $100 billion to bring broadband to all Americans – April 1, 2021
    by The Farm Report on 04/01/2021 at 4:01 pm

    Biden proposes $100 billion to bring broadband to all Americans President Biden unveiled a $2 trillion infrastructure package — “a once-in-a-generation investment in America” — on Wednesday that calls for spending $100 billion to deliver affordable and reliable broadband service to all Americans. The package also proposed a $5 billion… Continue reading The post Biden proposes $100 billion to bring broadband to all Americans – April 1, 2021 appeared first on America’s Farm Report.

  • SNAP and P-EBT surged to 12 percent of grocery spending during pandemic – March 31, 2021
    by The Farm Report on 03/31/2021 at 6:08 pm

    SNAP and P-EBT surged to 12 percent of grocery spending during pandemic Two months into the pandemic, roughly $1 in $8 spent on groceries in the United States came from the federal food assistance programs, SNAP and the newly created Pandemic EBT (P-EBT), compared to $1 of every $14 beforehand,… Continue reading The post SNAP and P-EBT surged to 12 percent of grocery spending during pandemic – March 31, 2021 appeared first on America’s Farm Report.

  • Rural broadband is on Biden’s infrastructure list – March 30, 2021
    by The Farm Report on 03/30/2021 at 2:48 pm

    Rural broadband is on Biden’s infrastructure list President Biden plans to announce a plan to modernize U.S. infrastructure on Wednesday in Pittsburgh, with a dramatic expansion of rural broadband expected to be part of the package. Broadband service increasingly is seen as essential to rural prosperity and even survival.  … Continue reading The post Rural broadband is on Biden’s infrastructure list – March 30, 2021 appeared first on America’s Farm Report.

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