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Record Numbers Sign Up for Food Stamps

by kespeland on November 25, 2009

Kentucky is issuing record numbers of food stamps to households.   State food assistance spokesperson Mark Cornett says Kentucky continues to take on a large number of new recipients.

“Kentucky would go up about 1500 cases on average per month. I mean, a big month for us was about 2500 households in a single month.  Our average now has been over 5500 cases, caseload gross, per month,” says Cornett.

A report this week from the USDA shows that Kentucky is doing better than most states at reaching people who are eligible for food stamps.  The agency’s most recent figures estimate that number at more than 700,000 for 2007.

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Indiana Increases Wetlands Acreage

by kespeland November 8, 2008

Severe flooding in Indiana this summer hurt farmers. And some have decided to convert flood-prone land back to wetlands through a U.S. Department of Agriculture program. Over the past four years, the state has restored more than 12,000 acres of wetlands, adding to a total of more than 55,000 acres.

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Attention Carnivores: Meat Safety News!

by kespeland July 18, 2008

Here’s a rundown of the latest news, as well as the latest government and business actions when it comes to meat and food supply safety.

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