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FREDERIKSTED — Human Services said that people who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in the territory will get them early this month. According to acting Human Service Commissioner Felicia Blyden, the Food and Nutrition Services under the U.S. Department of Agriculture has provided notice to states and territories

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — It’s time to wait in line for your free food stamps! That’s because … President Donald Trump’s declarations for Hurricanes Irma and Maria apply to the territory as a disaster area. Additionally, Trump must also declare “Individual Assistance” for the disaster area. This gives authority

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CHICAGO — Kraft Heinz recalled 959 pounds of Lunchables due to misbranding and undeclared allergens on the labels, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said Sunday. The “Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers” contain wheat and soy, which are not declared on the label, according to

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture (VIDOA) invites persons who are interested in applying for a Specialty Crop Block Grant to an informational workshop to be held at the University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service REC room 133 on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

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CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture invites persons who are interested in putting their fruit orchards on a fruit farm tour scheduled for Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. The farm was supported by Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) program funding. Persons are asked to meet at

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack WASHINGTON, D.C. – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today $4.8 million in grants for 74 projects spanning 39 states that support the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) efforts to connect child nutrition programs with local farmers and ranchers through its Farm to School Program. “Farm

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FREDERIKSTED – Agriculture Commissioner Carlos Robles said the Virgin Islands has qualified for additional assistance for livestock farmers on St. Croix who have been adversely affected by the drought that began in February. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack designated St. Croix a primary natural disaster area in August, Robles said.

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Kraft Heinz has issued a recall for more than 2 million pounds of Oscar Mayer turkey bacon after consumers have reported becoming sick, according to the United State Department of Agriculture. In a press release, Kraft said the recall was issued because of products being  “adulterated,” which would cause them

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