Imperial Valley News
More than $4 million for California as USDA Awards Grants to Help SNAP Participants Afford Healthy Foods
Sacramento, California - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that USDA has awarded $31.5 million in funding to local, state, and national organizations to support programs that help participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) increase their purchase of fruits and vegetables, including more than $4 million for California.
Sacramento, California - As a second-generation Stanislaus County walnut grower, I can tell you that there are a few things I can count on and a whole lot of things I can’t. For example, I can count on the sun shining about 260 days a year here in the Central Valley. And I can still count on my 83-year-old father to put in a harder day’s work than I do most of the time. Both of those things help our trees grow and our business flourish. I just wish the rain was as reliable.
Washington, DC - Marketers who helped promote a Utah-based home loan modification scheme will be banned from the mortgage relief and debt relief industries under a court settlement resolving charges by the Federal Trade Commission that they violated the law by promoting the loan modification scam, which conned consumers into paying hefty fees for worthless mortgage relief services.
Washington, DC - It's safe for people to live in or travel to Indiana, no matter what their sexual preferences might be. It's also safe there for people of faith, as a result of the state's new religious freedom law.
Washington, DC - Today, President Obama is traveling to Louisville, KY to discuss the Administration’s continued efforts to grow the economy, expand opportunity, and widen the pathway to the middle class to ensure that all Americans can contribute to and benefit from our American resurgence.
Washington, DC - The United States strongly condemns today’s terrorist attacks in Egypt's North Sinai Governorate in which at least seventeen Egyptian soldiers and civilians were killed and dozens others wounded. We express our sincere condolences to the victims, their families, and the government and people of Egypt.