Tag Archive: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Aug 12 2014

SNAP transparency: USDA seeks public input of Retailer Data

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking public input concerning a proposal to provide more information to the public about the amount of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits used by participants at individual grocery stores and retailers. USDA’s goal is to provide as much transparency as possible on retailer data within the limits …

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Jul 23 2014

Diabetes: County Extension to offer class series

For those who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes or who have had it for a while but have trouble understanding what to eat or how to keep up with their reading, the Gregg County Extension Office has a program designed to help. “Do Well, Be Well” with diabetes is a nine-lesson program that …

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Jan 03 2014

Dollars and sense:Sign Up for Consumer Safety Recall Alerts

Despite rules and laws for the manufacture and safety of products and food, sometimes mistakes happen and consumers are put at risk. Safety notices and alerts for items you and your family use are as close as you email box. Here are a few of the most recent ones that have serious implications for consumer …

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Oct 05 2011

New rules will support farmers and jobs

The meatpacking industry, giant poultry companies, and largest food processors have forced more than 1 million American farmers and ranchers out of business since 1980. By Mardy Townsend Several lawmakers are proposing a time-out on new regulations to supposedly generate a more job-friendly environment. To some that might sound reasonable given the nation’s entrenched unemployment, …

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