“Every family, no matter where they live, should have access to affordable fresh fruits and vegetables,” said U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee.
Officials want to boost the use of food assistance benefits at farmers markets in Michigan.
More than 7,200 people who won at least $1,000 in the Michigan Lottery last year were living in households that received public assistance, according to a state report.
Cuts to the nation’s food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, including Michigan.
The President said the wide-ranging bill multitasks by helping boost jobs, innovation, research and conservation.
President Barack Obama will be at Michigan State University on Friday to sign the far-reaching farm bill.
Michigan residents in a federal food program are being denied purchases with their debit-style cards because of technical problems.
Federal agents say several people are facing fraud charges after a raid at Detroit’s Eastern Market yielded a handful of arrests over illegal use of Michigan’s Bridge Card.
Michigan U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee says he wants to raise awareness about proposed cuts in nutrition programs for low-income families and children.
Pasta, peanut butter, hot dogs and a whole lot of tuna — That’s what Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter and Congressman Sander Levin will be eating for the next week.