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Letters to the editor

Letters on groundbreaking expenses, nuclear treaty, electric car credit, opposing BPA theory.

April 05, 2015 5:00 pmLoading…
USDA says snow cones OK at AZ schools

USDA says snow cones OK at AZ schools

Claims of government overreach impacting the sale of snow cones at after school fundraisers have been disputed by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.

February 15, 2015 10:59 amLoading…
Community Food Bank program to bridge producers to buyers

Community Food Bank program to bridge producers to buyers

Will use $100,000 federal grant for program.

December 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Free Meals

Free Meals

School lunch staff and students enjoy the new school lunch menu created to meet the new standards at the Yorkshire Elementary School in Manassas, Va., in September 2012.

August 29, 2014 6:38 pm

New food-stamp rules could affect Arizona convenience stores

WASHINGTON — Convenience stores will have to start stocking a variety of “staple foods” alongside the snacks and fountain drinks if they want to keep accepting food stamps, under a little-noticed section of the farm bill.

February 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Renewable Fuel Standard benefits motorists, air quality and the farm economy

When Congress expanded the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2007, it did so with three important policy objectives in mind.

October 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

US effort to repay black farmers has gone haywire

The following editorial appeared Tuesday in the Chicago Tribune :

May 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
AZ farmers, ranchers to get disaster aid

AZ farmers, ranchers to get disaster aid

Because farmers and ranchers in Arizona use irrigation, it is more of a challenge for them to prove harm from drought. To qualify for the emergency loans, they must have suffered a 30 percent crop or livestock loss.

April 10, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
AZ farmers, ranchers to get disaster aid

AZ farmers, ranchers to get disaster aid

PHOENIX - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Pima, Maricopa and several other counties disaster areas due to drought that continued in 2011, making farmers and ranchers eligible for low-interest emergency loans.

April 10, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

USDA set to close office for farmers

The Tucson office of the Farm Service Agency is on a list for closure by the USDA as part of a money-saving plan.

January 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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