Tennessee Farmer Sues USDA Over Loan Forgiveness Program

A New Federal Lawsuit Claims a Tennessee Farmer Is Being Discriminated Against Because He Is Not Eligible For Federal Loan Forgiveness Available To Only “Non-Whites.”

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Tennessee Netted $269M In Benefits Through Pandemic Meal Program For Children

Pandemic-related Benefits Issued To Tennessee Low-income Households Through Electronic Cards Issued By The Federal Food And Nutrition Service Totaled $269,367,286 During Fiscal Year 2020.

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Keeping Hamilton County School Students Fed During COVID shutdowns

When The Coronavirus Found Its Way To Tennessee & Hamilton County Schools Made The Choice To Shut Down On-campus Learning, One Of The First Concerns For Many People Was ‘How Are The Children Going To Eat?’

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Tennessee Families In Need To Receive Food Benefits Soon

The Tennessee Department Of Human Services (TDHS) Announced The Next Round Of The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program Which Supports Children Who Receive Free Or Reduced School Meals.

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Breaking Down Lee’s $42B State Budget Proposal

After A Year Of Economic Uncertainty Because Of The COVID-19 Pandemic, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Proposed a $41.8 Billion Budget In His Annual State Of The State Address.

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Efforts Afoot In Chattanooga And Rural Tennessee To Aid Families And Children Struggling With Food Insecurity

Food Insecurity is on the rise in Chattanooga and across Tennessee as many families struggle to access resources during the era of Covid shutdowns.

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New USDA secretary: Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss

If Vilsack is successfully confirmed for another stint at USDA, he will have a shot to become the longest-serving Agriculture Secretary in the nation’s history. He has a years-long service record of reckless agricultural policy and cronyism that comes at the expense of America’s small family farms and ranches. The senators who will be tasked with evaluating his nomination in the coming weeks would do well to study this record and ask tough questions. Ultimately, any honest evaluation will produce the conclusion that the USDA should not open its doors to Vilsack a second time.

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