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Rural Health
News by Topic: Income support and assistance

Jun 4, 2020 - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) approved more than $545 million in payments to more than 35,000 producers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. The program provides assistance to producers who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. Applications are accepted through August 28, 2020.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Jun 3, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has taken actions to help rural communities and businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Provides a list of opportunities for immediate relief, including the Rural Housing, Rural Utilities, and Rural Business-Cooperative Services. Items with an asterisk are new or updated as of June 3, 2020.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
May 20, 2020 - Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, announced that households in 13 new states will be able to purchase food online with their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Secretary Perdue also announced more SNAP authorized retailers, under multiple store banners, will be accepting SNAP benefits online.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
May 8, 2020 - Interview with the senior director of research and program operations for the National WIC Association (NWA) and the director of nutrition policy and early childhood programs at the Food Research Action Center (FRAC). Discusses the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and the support the program gives to families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: State of Childhood Obesity