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New Trump rules would further restrict legal immigration

The Trump administration is moving forward with one of its most aggressive steps yet to restrict legal immigration, denying green cards to many migrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance, officials said announced Monday.

Lawmaker wants to ban people from using food stamps to buy junk food

If one Texas lawmaker has his way, people on food stamps in the Lone Star state will be banned from using using their benefits to buy energy drinks, soda, cookies, candy or potato chips.

Millions could face severe cuts to food stamps due to shutdown

If the government is not reopened before March, millions of Americans who receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program could have their assistance disrupted.

USDA moves to tighten restrictions on food stamps

The Trump administration is setting out to do what this year's farm bill didn't: tighten work requirements for millions of Americans who receive federal food assistance.

Congress approves $400 billion for farmers, forests, poor

After months of debate and negotiation, Congress voted final approval Wednesday to a massive farm bill that will provide more than $400 billion for agriculture subsidies, conservation programs and food aid.

SNAP benefits extended for New Hanover County residents

Food stamp beneficiaries in New Hanover County may use their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits at local retailers that accept SNAP in order to purchase prepared meals.
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Farmer’s markets may stop accepting payments through SNAP benefits

At certain farmers markets around the country, people have been able to pay with SNAP cards, also known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. But markets may have to start turning away one group of customers soon.

Trump administration weighing drug testing for food stamps

The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require mandatory drug testing for some food stamp recipients.

Wisconsin moving ahead with plan to drug test food stamp users

Gov. Scott Walker is moving ahead with his plan to make Wisconsin the first state to drug test able-bodied adults applying for food stamps.

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