Indiana Rewarded For Reducing Food Stamp Errors

From the Associated Press: The federal government is rewarding Indiana for having fewer payment errors in its food stamp program a year after fining the state for making too many mistakes. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Indiana was among the most improved states from fiscal year 2009 to 2010. In total, Indiana had errors […]

Federal Aid Sought For Some Cattle Farmers

By Andy Freudenburg The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has requested a disaster declaration from the federal government due to recent cattle deaths. Kentucky cattle have consumed more clover this year, causing primary ruminal tympany, an intestinal tract blockage known more commonly as frothy bloat. Department spokesperson Bill Clary says the extra growth of clover is […]

U.S. Ag Secretary Visits Louisville

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was in Louisville Wednesday to get a firsthand look at how federal stimulus dollars are being used for hunger relief. Vilsack spoke with reporters during a visit to the Dare To Care Food Bank warehouse off Fern Valley Road. “People look at the USDA and they think it’s about […]