• Coachella Valley Housing Coalition receives $6 million federal grant

    The Coachella Valley Housing Coalition announced Friday it was awarded a $6 million federal grant to be used to construct additional affordable housing in both Riverside and Imperial counties. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant will be specifically used to fund the nonprofit’s self-help single family program in which “families form an informal association […]

  • Nearly 700,000 Set to Lose Food Stamps Under New Work Requirements

    The Trump administration unveiled a final rule Wednesday that will require more food stamp recipients to work in order to receive benefits. The new requirement limits states’ ability to waive existing work mandates and could result in 688,000 people losing assistance, according to the US Department of Agriculture. The move is one of three Trump administration efforts […]

  • Trump Administration starts paying $14.5 billion to farmers hurt by the trade war

    The Trump administration will begin paying $14.5 billion to farmers hurt by the US-China trade war by the end of August. It’s the second round of aid the administration will pay out as negotiations with Beijing continue past the one-year mark. Farmers received about $10 billion in aid last year. The trade situation has “persisted longer than we […]

  • Tyson Foods recalls more than 190K pounds of chicken products

    Tyson Foods is recalling more than 190,000 ready-to-eat chicken fritters because some may contain hard plastic, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). According to a news release, health officials received three consumer complaints from schools of foreign material in the breaded chicken fritter product. The chicken had been distributed […]

  • Administration announces $12 billion in aid to farmers hurt by Trump’s trade war

    The federal government will dole out up to $12 billion in “temporary relief” to struggling farmers who have been hurt by President Donald Trump’s tariffs and trade war, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told reporters the total amount was “in line” with the estimated impact from retaliatory tariffs on […]

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