School meal programs have lost more than $483 million so far during the pandemic – October 16, 2020

School meal programs have lost more than $483 million so far during the pandemic School meal programs have taken a massive financial hit during the coronavirus crisis, according to a new survey from the School Nutrition Association. The survey, which includes responses from school nutrition directors in 1,614 school districts… Continue reading

Pilgrim’s to pay $110.5 million fine in U.S. price-fixing investigation – October 15, 2020

Pilgrim’s to pay $110.5 million fine in U.S. price-fixing investigation The second-largest poultry processor in the country, Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., said on Wednesday that it will pay a $110.5 million fine as part of a plea agreement with the Justice Department, which is investigating price fixing in broiler chicken products…. Continue reading

Perdue unwilling to use SNAP to fullest during pandemic, says think tank – September 25, 2020

Perdue unwilling to use SNAP to fullest during pandemic, says think tank Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue shows more enthusiasm for cutting SNAP enrollment than in making full use of food stamps to alleviate hunger during the pandemic, said the think tank Center for American Progress (CAP) on Thursday. SNAP enrollment… Continue reading

Very large farms collect one-fifth of USDA’s coronavirus payments – September 23, 2020

Very large farms collect one-fifth of USDA’s coronavirus payments The average USDA coronavirus relief payment to farmers is less than $16,000 but the biggest operators are getting payments that are 22-times larger, said an environmental group on Tuesday in questioning the fairness of the $10 billion program. Meanwhile, lawmakers agreed… Continue reading