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Farmers in R.I., Northeast eligible for additional federal flooding assistance

PROVIDENCE – After one of the rainiest Julys on record for the region, farmers in Rhode Island and eight other Northeastern states are eligible...

Drought disaster declared in R.I.; farmers eligible for federal aid

PROVIDENCE – Federal aid is now available for Rhode Island farmers after the U.S. Department of Agriculture declared a drought disaster across the entire...
MORE THAN 11,000 households in Rhode Island will lose SNAP benefits under the Trump administration's proposed eligibility change.

Study: USDA rule change would cut more than 11,000 R.I. families...

PROVIDENCE – More than 11,000 Rhode Islanders would lose Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits if a Trump administration proposal to narrow eligibility requirements is...

Food bank not sure it can handle expected federal surplus

The federal government plans to spend up to $1.2 billion purchasing food produced by U.S. farmers negatively impacted by retaliatory tariffs initiated in response...
THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE, on Thursday, was awarded a nearly-$50,000 U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Farm to School grant to increase the amount of locally-grown food in public school lunches in the city. Pictured is the Historic Metcalf –Franklin Preservation Association Farm in Cumberland where Pamela Thurlow, president of Franklin Farm, talks to first-graders about what's growing in the fields. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence wins grant to increase use of local foods in city...

PROVIDENCE - The city of Providence was awarded a $49,766 U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service Farm to School program grant Thursday...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP has signed an executive order requiring a 20-hour work week for many Americans receiving food through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Trump work-requirement time limit for SNAP benefits unrealistic, critics say

PROVIDENCE — President Donald Trump’s executive order Tuesday requiring stricter enforcement of a 20-hour work week for a portion of the 158,481 Rhode Islanders...
NAVINDRA SEERAM and Angela Slitt, associate professors of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, have received federal funding to further study the anti-inflammatory properties of maple syrup. / COURTESY URI/NORA LEWIS

URI secures $470K in USDA funds to study medical effects of...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Researchers at the University of Rhode Island announced the receipt of $470,000 in U.S. Department of Agriculture funding to continue their...
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