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WASHINGTON | Selective shutdown? Trump tries to blunt impact, takes heat

WASHINGTON —Jan 12, 2019— The government shutdown is wreaking havoc on many Americans: Hundreds of thousands of federal employees don’t know when they’ll see their next paycheck, and low-income people who rely on the federal safety net worry about whether they’ll make ends meet should the stalemate in Washington carry on another month. But if … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Selective shutdown? Trump tries to blunt impact, takes heat

WASHINGTON | USDA: Food stamps will be funded through February

WASHINGTON — Jan 08, 2019—The Trump administration says benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, will be funded through February should the government shutdown continue. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is asking states to issue the February benefits on or before Jan. 20 so that they can be paid to the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | USDA: Food stamps will be funded through February

WASHINGTON | Farmers risk loss of federal payments, loans, from shutdown

WASHINGTON — The end of 2018 seemed to signal good things to come for America‘s farmers. Fresh off the passage of the farm bill, which reauthorized agriculture, conservation and safety net programs, the Agriculture Department last week announced a second round of direct payments to growers hardest hit by President Donald Trump’s trade war with … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Farmers risk loss of federal payments, loans, from shutdown

WASHINGTON | Shutdown could block federal aid to farmers hit by trade war

WASHINGTON— The end of 2018 seemed to signal good things to come for America’s farmers. Fresh off the passage of the farm bill, which reauthorized agriculture, conservation and safety net programs, the USDA last week announced a second round of direct payments to growers hardest hit by President Donald Trump’s trade war with China. Then … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Shutdown could block federal aid to farmers hit by trade war

WASHINGTON | Shutdown could block federal payments to farmers

WASHINGTON — The government shutdown could complicate things for farmers lining up for federal payments to ease the burden of President Donald Trump‘s trade war with China. The USDA last week assured farmers that direct payments would keep going out during the first week of the shutdown. But payments will soon be suspended for farmers … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Shutdown could block federal payments to farmers

WASHINGTON | No solution to shutdown in sight before Dems take House

WASHINGTON — It’s looking increasingly like the partial government shutdown will be handed off to a divided government to solve in the new year — the first big confrontation between President Donald Trump and Democrats — as agreement eludes Washington in the waning days of the Republican monopoly on power. Now nearly a week old, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | No solution to shutdown in sight before Dems take House

WASHINGTON | Government shutdown likely to stretch into next week

WASHINGTON  — Chances look slim for ending the partial government shutdown any time soon. House lawmakers are being told not to expect further votes this week, all but ensuring the shutdown will enter a second week and stretch toward the new year. Lawmakers are away from Washington for the holidays and have been told they … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Government shutdown likely to stretch into next week

WASHINGTON | USDA moves to tighten restrictions on food stamps

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is setting out to do what this year’s farm bill didn’t: tighten work requirements for millions of Americans who receive federal food assistance. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday is proposing a rule that would restrict the ability of states to exempt work-eligible adults from having to obtain steady … Continue reading WASHINGTON | USDA moves to tighten restrictions on food stamps