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USDA Announces Approval of D-SNAP for Tennessee Disaster Areas

USDA announced today that eligible Tennessee residents in Dickson, Hickman, Houston and Humphreys counties recovering from severe storms and flooding that began on Aug. 21, 2021 could be qualified to receive help from the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

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Food Help on the Way for Louisiana Households Hit by Hurricane Ida

Families in Louisiana affected by Hurricane Ida will soon be able to receive food packages containing USDA Foods – nutritious, high-quality foods 100% grown and produced on farms. USDA approved the short-term measure to address an immediate need for food until a longer-term solution is ready.

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USDA Encourages Ag Producers, Residents to Prepare for Tropical Depression Ida

As Tropical Depression Ida continues its northeast track toward New England, it is forecast to bring heavy precipitation, strong winds and to again strengthen to a Tropical Storm by Thursday afternoon. USDA reminds communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses in the storm’s path that it has programs that provide assistance in the wake of disasters.

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USDA Encourages Ag Producers, Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Ida

USDA reminds communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses in the path of Hurricane Ida that USDA has programs that provide assistance in the wake of disasters. USDA staff in the regional, state and county offices stand ready and are eager to help.

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USDA Assists Farmers, Ranchers, and Communities Affected by Recent Flooding in Tennessee

To help residents, farmers, and ranchers affected by the recent flooding in Tennessee, Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed USDA to aid recovery efforts. USDA staff in the regional, state, and county offices are responding and providing a variety of program flexibilities and other assistance to residents, agricultural producers and impacted communities.

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USDA Announces WIC Breastfeeding Award Winners

Today, the FNS Western Regional Office recognized outstanding WIC agencies in the region for the work they have done to strengthen breastfeeding programs in their communities. The recognition program is part of FNS’s WIC Breastfeeding Awards of Excellence program.

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USDA Announces Approval of D-SNAP for Tennessee Disaster Areas

Low-income Tennessee residents recovering from recent severe storms in three counties - Davidson, Williamson and Wilson, could be eligible for a helping hand from USDA’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program..

USDA Modernizes the Thrifty Food Plan, Updates SNAP Benefits
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USDA Modernizes the Thrifty Food Plan, Updates SNAP Benefits

USDA today released a re-evaluation of the Thrifty Food Plan, used to calculate SNAP benefits. As a result, the average SNAP benefit – excluding additional funds provided as part of pandemic relief – will increase for fiscal year 2022 beginning on Oct. 1, 2021.

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USDA Thrifty Food Plan Increase Means More Nutrition Assistance Funding for Puerto Rico

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announced a 23% increase, or $463.8 million in annual funding for nutrition assistance in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.  In fiscal year 2022, which starts Oct. 1, 2021, the Commonwealth will receive $2.5 billion grant for the Puerto Rico Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP). In fiscal year 2021, Puerto Rico received $2.038 billion for NAP. 

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Aumento en el Plan Económico de Alimentos “Thrifty” del USDA resultará en más fondos para la asistencia nutricional en Puerto Rico

Hoy el Servicio de Alimentos y Nutrición del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE.UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció un aumento de 23%, o $463.8 millones en fondos anuales para la asistencia nutricional en Puerto Rico. En el año fiscal 2022, que comienza el 1 de octubre de 2021, Puerto Rico recibirá una subvención de $2.5 billones para el Programa de Asistencia Nutricional (PAN). En el año fiscal 2021, Puerto Rico recibió $2.038 billones para el PAN.  

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Thrifty Food Plan Increase Means More Nutrition Assistance Funding for American Samoa

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service announced a 23% increase, or $1.86 million in annual nutrition assistance for American Samoa. In fiscal year 2022, which starts Oct. 1, 2021, the territory will receive $10.047 million grant for the American Samoa Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP). In fiscal year 2021, American Samoa received $8.185 million for NAP.