Gov't Spends Half A Million On 'Culturally-Appropriate' Food Stamps

Daily Caller News Foundation | Thomas Phippen
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: A sign displays that a shop accepts Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT), more commonly known as Food Stamps, in the GrowNYC Greenmarket in Union Square on September 18, 2013 in New York City. According to a Gallup poll released earlier this month, 20% of American adults struggled to buy enough food at some point in the last year. The rate of hungry people in America has gone relatively unchanged since 2008, suggesting the economic recovery since the 2008 recession may be disproportionately affecting the wealthy. More than 50 of GrowNYC's Greenmarket's now accept EBT; over $800,000 in sales were complete with EBT payment at the Greenmarket's in 2012. GrowNYC is also currently offering a program known as Health Bucks: for ever $5 spent using EBT at a Greenmarket, GrowNYC provides an additional $2, which can be spent specifically on fresh fruits and vegetables. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Immigrant communities “are at risk for both under-nutrition and obesity.”

USDA Official Pleased That People Rely On Food Stamps

Daily Caller News Foundation | Thomas Phippen
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11: Harlem residents choose free groceries at the Food Bank For New York City on December 11, 2013 in New York City. The food bank distributes dry, canned and fresh food to needy residents and works with community based member programs to provide some 400,000 free meals per day throughout the city. Need increased in November when 47 million low-income people nationwide saw their food stamps cut as the federal SNAP program expired. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

But they need to eat more fruit and veggies

Obama Official: 'I Wish There Were Scientific Facts' In Setting Nutrition Guidelines

Daily Caller News Foundation | Michael Bastasch
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack speaks after meeting EU Agriculture Commissioner Ciolos in Brussels

‘This is really about well-informed opinion’

Duncan's Done: Obama's Education Secretary Resigning

Daily Caller News Foundation | Blake Neff
Common Core Conundrum: So Toxic, Supporters Refuse To Say It

Quits out of nowhere

A Conservative Think Tanks Wants The White House Science Czar's Private Emails

Daily Caller News Foundation | Michael Bastasch
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‘There are a growing number of scandals concerning the use of private email accounts by top Obama administration officials’

Feds Will Dole Out An Extra $1.6 BILLION To Farmers In 2015

Daily Caller News Foundation | Rachel Stoltzfoos
A newly born Iberian pig looks out from its pen at the Fermin Jamones farm in the village of La Alberca on December 14, 2012 near Salamanca, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Even as Ag Secretary touts ‘better-than-average’ farm incomes

What is the USDA doing spending $6 million for climate change studies?

US | Caroline May
U.S. President Barack Obama talks after he tours a drought ridden corn farm in Missouri Valley, Iowa

‘Every day, farmers and ranchers see the impact that changes in climate patterns have’

White House pushes 'wooden skyscrapers' as a solution to global warming

Daily Caller News Foundation | Michael Bastasch
Workers install a roof on a multi-family building in Broomfield
'Wood may be one of the world's oldest building materials, but it is now also one of the most advanced'

This government committee no one knows about decides what you should and should not eat

Politics | Caroline May
Russia's President Medvedev and U.S. President Obama eat their hamburgers during lunch at Ray's Hell Burger in Arlington

‘It is a masquerade to say this is about nutrition policy. This is really a way to advance another radical agenda’

White House hands down new restrictions on unhealthy food in schools

US | Caroline May
First lady Michele Obama applauds

Michelle Obama: ‘Our classrooms should be healthy places where kids aren’t bombarded with ads for junk food’

Beijing delays GMO corn approval, stalling global agricultural innovation

Opinion | Brett M. Decker
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‘It’s time to tear down the Great Wall of regulatory harassment.’

Agriculture Sec. also used a secret email account - TheDCNF

Daily Caller News Foundation | Michael Bastasch
Tom Vilsack

Vilsack communicated with EPA alter-ego Richard Windsor

With non-citizens on food stamps, senator wants answers

Politics | Caroline May
Jeff Sessions

Sessions presses USDA for info on non-citizen food stamp use, participation rates

Vilsack will not run for open Senate seat in Iowa in 2014 - TheDC

Politics | Alexis Levinson
Tom Vilsack

Obama’s popular Secretary of Agriculture will not replace Tom Harkin

USDA met 30 times with Mexican gov't to promote food-stamp use among immigrants - TheDC

Politics | Caroline May
Food Stamp Nutritional Assistance

About 1.63 million non-citizens living legally in the US collect food-stamp benefits

Vilsack answers school lunch uproar with snack solution - TheDC

US | Caroline May
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

Agriculture Secretary: ‘It’s not surprising that some youngsters will, in the middle of the day, be hungry’

Does agriculture secretary's memo on GOP budget violate Hatch Act? - TheDC

Politics | Alex Pappas
Tom Vilsack

The Hatch Act bans campaign activity by federal employees

US to unveil new forest rules - AP

Business | InternAdmin
forest land

The forest planning rule will encourage forest restoration and watershed protection

Broadband company's demise puts taxpayers on hook for $74 million loan - The Washington Post

Business | Kells Hetherington
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

Agencies that oversaw the venture defended their roles