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USDA Approves South Dakota to Accept SNAP Benefits Online

5 Jun 2020
(Washington, D.C., June 5, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced approval of a request from South Dakota to provide online purchasing of food to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households. This approval will allow South Dakota to expedite the implementation of online purchasing with currently authorized...

USDA Approves Program to Feed Kids in Alaska

5 Jun 2020
(Washington, D.C., June 5, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced Alaska has been approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), a new program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), signed by President Trump, which provides assistance to families of children eligible for free ...

Secretary Perdue Statement on Ninth Circuit Dicamba Decision

4 Jun 2020
(Washington, D.C., June 4, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued the following statement on the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision to vacate Dicamba registrations:

USDA Issues First Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Payments

4 Jun 2020
(Washington, D.C., June 4, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has already approved more than $545 million in payments to producers who have applied for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. FSA began taking applications May 26, and the agency has received over 86,000 applications...

USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program Reaches 5 Million Boxes Distributed

4 Jun 2020
(Washington, D.C., June 4, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farmers to Families Food Box Program has distributed more than five million food boxes in support of American farmers and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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