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Posted Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:10 AM
Making things and growing things are Michigan specialties. From industry to apples, we have a history of taking something good and making it even better.   And when our state comes up with an idea that can help the rest of the country, we want to share it.  
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Posted Apr 15, 2015 @ 8:07 AM
On April 1, 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $31 million in funding to support healthy food incentive projects in communities nationwide.  
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Posted Apr 8, 2015 @ 11:23 AM
A Michigan nonprofit will get $5.2 million to help boost the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables for those getting food assistance by expanding a program allowing people to get more for their money at grocery stores and farmers markets, officials said Wednesday.   In this 2014...
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Posted Apr 8, 2015 @ 11:11 AM
  The Ann Arbor-based nonprofit Fair Food Network is getting nearly $5.2 million to help boost the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables to people receiving food assistance.   The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday announced the multiyear funding as part of $31.5...
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Posted Apr 8, 2015 @ 10:51 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced $31.5 million for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants to increase purchases of fruits and vegetables.    The USDA is funding SNAP (food stamp) projects in 26 states for up to four years. 
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Posted Apr 8, 2015 @ 10:35 AM
  The Department of Agriculture has come to the shocking conclusion that poor people should be able to eat healthy food.  
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Posted Apr 8, 2015 @ 9:39 AM
The USDA awarded $31 million to three-dozen projects that will experiment with ways to increase fruit and vegetable consumption among food-stamp recipients. Many of the projects will offer financial incentives to buy produce at farmers markets. Two of the awardees, Fair Food Network and Wholesome...
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Posted Apr 8, 2015 @ 8:57 AM
  ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A program that allows low-income Michigan families to stretch their food assistance dollars will soon be able to help even more households bring home fresh fruits and vegetables, thanks to a major grant.  
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Posted Apr 8, 2015 @ 8:43 AM
The Agriculture Department announced today that it is distributing $31.5 million in grant money to projects in 26 states aimed at promoting healthier food purchases with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.