Sissy Watson’s family received a package in the mail in mid-July with a label that indicated jewelry was inside. Instead, it “smelled almost like lavender” and contained tiny, oval-shaped seeds, she said.
School lunch menus already have Meatless Mondays and Taco Tuesdays. Now some may get Trade Mitigation Thursdays.
This fall, some U.S. school cafeterias are expecting shipments of free food, one little known consequence of President Donald Trump’s trade disputes.
Doris Cochran, a disabled mother of two young boys, is stockpiling canned foods these days, filling her shelves with noodle soup, green beans, peaches and pears — anything that can last for months or even years.
Farmers already reeling from low prices and uncertainty amid the nation’s trade dispute with China are welcoming a decision to extend a deadline for federal aid because of the partial government shutdown.
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.
Columbus Municipal and Starkville-Oktibbeha school districts aim to serve more than 40,000 meals this summer, at no cost, to children 18 and younger.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says drought disaster aid is available in 79 of Mississippi’s 82 counties — and in 22 counties in adjacent states.
The Agriculture Department will reopen some offices Wednesday that were closed after an unspecified email threat.
Federal officials have announced that cotton producers across the country will receive an estimated $300 million as part of a cotton ginning cost-share program.
Almost 3 million free meals will be served to needy Mississippi children this summer.