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Meat processing plants have been hit particularly hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo: Nati Harnik/AP) News
USDA and Meatpacking Industry Collaborated to Undermine Covid-19 Response, Documents Show
Hundreds of emails obtained by Public Citizen and American Oversight offer a rare inside look at the meat industry's power and access to the highest levels of government.
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'Cruel, Crass, and Illegal': Democrats Slam Inclusion of Trump-Signed Letters in Federal Food Boxes
"Trump and his minions have been trying to yank food from hungry children and families and he is now putting notes in pandemic food boxes to claim credit."
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'Monstrous Cruelty: As Hunger Soars, Trump USDA Resumes Effort to Take Nutrition Benefits From More Than a Million People
"The administration has decided that now—amid the most pervasive need in a century—is a great time to crack down on Americans who rely on food stamps."
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'Grotesque, Deadly Failure': Trump USDA Under Fire for Allowing Millions of Pounds of Produce to Rot as Food Insecurity Surges
"The Agriculture Department took more than a month to make its first significant move to buy up surplus fruits and vegetables."
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Farmworker Juan Antonio wears a face mask in a field in Riverhead, New York News
USDA's $19 Billion in COVID-19 Relief for Farmers and Food Banks Sparks Questions About Who Will Benefit
The new plan, says the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, "lacks critical details to confirm whether it will actually reach all who need it."
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A volunteer with Forgotten Harvest loads food into a vehicle at a mobile pantry April 14, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. News
As Food Banks Face Shortages and Fresh Produce Rots, Pandemic Spurs Calls for Sustainable Supply Chain
"To truly be resilient, our system must shift to one that relies on small and medium producers and independent, responsible operations."
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Amplifying Food Supply Chain Concerns, 230+ Coronavirus Cases Close Down Top US Pork Producer
The indefinite shutdown comes as farmers nationwide are forced to dump fresh milk and mulch unharvested produce back into the ground.
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Agricultural workers work in Salinas, California. News
As Trump Limits Guest Workers From Mexico Amid Coronavirus, Farmers Warn of Labor and Food Shortages
"There won't be anyone to harvest the crops... It will be devastating to growers and ultimately to the supply chain and consumers."
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U.S. President Donald Trump (R) congratulates Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue News
'Basic Human Decency' Wins as Judge Blocks 'Cruel to Its Core' Trump Effort to Strip Food Assistance From 700,000 People Amid COVID-19 Crisis
Chief Judge Beryl Howell of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. stressed the importance of such programs in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
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'Unconscionable': Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Trump Moves to Take Food Stamps From Over a Million People
"Really it's a cruel rule, taking food out of the mouths of hungry individuals."
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