The Agriculture Department said the rule would close "a loophole" that enables people receiving only minimal benefits from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to be eligible automatically for food stamps.
Sonny Perdue, as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, may be the most aggressive enforcer of President Donald Trump’s pro-business and deregulatory agenda that the fewest Americans, outside agriculture, have ever heard of.
While issuing another $100 million in back-payments for the Margin Protection Program, the USDA extended the MPP enrollment deadline to ensure dairy farmers have every opportunity to join if they want to.
Dairy farmers have a stronger safety net against low milk prices and high feed costs under the new federal farm bill, and more federal dollars will be spent to spur international trade of American agricultural products.
As the U.S. takes aim at Canada’s dairy sector as it attempts to renegotiate NAFTA, Canada's farmers and processors are forging ahead with some of their biggest expansions and investments in more than a decade.