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'Cruel to Its Core': 15 State Attorneys General Sue Trump Over Effort to Strip Food Assistance From Nation's Poor
The new rules threaten to strip SNAP benefits away from nearly 700,000 Americans.
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U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue visits The World Dairy Expo and holds a stakeholder townhall in Madison, Wisconsin, October 1, 2019. News
'Unacceptable': Family Farms, Ag Advocates Hit Back After Sec Perdue Says Small Dairy Farms Destined to Die
"Five years of plunging farm prices, increasing bankruptcies, and climbing suicide rates were not discussed by Perdue. His message to them was basically, stop whining, your demise is inevitable."
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70 US Mayors Issue Scathing Letter Demanding Trump USDA Call Off Effort to Strip Food Stamps From 3 Million People
"Executive action should not be used to hurt individuals, families, and communities."
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The great majority of farmers—80% of eligible grain farmers—got zilch from Donald the Dealmaker. (Photo: AP Photo/Nati Harnik) Views
Government for the Rich, the Poor Be Damned
What we have here is government by plutocratic authoritarians who'll gleefully dole out millions to a wealthy family and then just as gleefully go out of their way to deny food to millions of poor families.
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Farmers Hit Back as USDA Chief Sonny Perdue Mocks Those Harmed by Trump Trade War as 'Whiners'
"He doesn't understand what farmers are dealing with, and he's the head of the Department of Agriculture. He's supposed to be working for farmers."
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Lewis Ziska News
Top Scientist Says He Quit USDA Because Trump Admin Tried to Bury His Study on Climate and Nutrition
Rep. Chellie Pingree tweeted, "Once again, the Trump admin is silencing our scientists."
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'Unconscionable': Trump USDA Proposes New Rule to Strip Food Stamps From Over 3 Million Americans
The proposal, said Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, would "take food away from families, prevent children from getting school meals, and make it harder for states to administer food assistance."
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With Puerto Rico Still Waiting on Approved Emergency Food Aid, Sanders Condemns Trump for 'Holding Funds in Red Tape Limbo'
"Congress passed emergency nutrition assistance for Puerto Rico weeks ago. The administration should immediately release these funds."
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Employees stood and turned their backs to Sonny Perdue on Thursday as the agriculture secretary detailed the move of two of USDA's key research agencies out of Washington, D.C. News
USDA Employees Turn Backs on Sonny Perdue as USDA Head Announces Moving of Research Agencies
The workers protested the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture move to the Kansas City area
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Flood of Comments Shows Public 'Utterly Repulsed' By Trump Plan to Take Food Stamps From 750,000 People
"This is a direct attack on the most vulnerable among us and this policy violence cannot go unchallenged," said Rev. William Barber
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