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Archive: June 19, 2013

PHOTO: Sen. Marco Rubio is being criticized by the same people who supported him for immigration reform. Courtesy: www.rubio.senate.gov

MIAMI - Advocates for immigration reform in Florida who have stood by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., are doing a double-take this week, after the "Gang of Eight" member proposed an amendment to his own immigration bill which would require that immigrants demonstrate proficiency in English before the ...Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Lawmakers are putting many "eggs" in the Farm Bill "basket" in Washington, one of which could affect the welfare of farm animals, worker safety and environmental protection in Florida and around the nation. The amendment, sponsored by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, would prevent Flori ...Read More

PHOTO: The number of farmers markets in Idaho is up to 51 this season. There were 20 in 2000. Markets aren't just for foodies, many offer products at many price points and some accept food stamps. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith.

BOISE, Idaho - The farmers market season is under way in Idaho, with 51 markets around the state this year - up from just 20 markets 13 years ago. Lessons learned from the trend are being presented today in Boise at the Association of Idaho Cities annual conference. Farmers markets not only benefi ...Read More

PHOTO: Haley and Royce are two of the youth facilitators participating in this week's foster youth summit in Grande Ronde. Courtesy of Oregon Foster Youth Connection.

GRANDE RONDE, Ore. - A "Bill of Rights" for Oregon youths in foster care is on a path to becoming state law, and this summer, some of the young people who advocated for it are celebrating their success and looking ahead. The first in a series of foster youth summits takes place Thursday in Grande R ...Read More

PHOTO: A program that helps bring fresh, local foods to child care centers in Minnesota is expanding. CREDIT: New Horizon Academy

ST. PAUL, Minn. - What started last year as a pilot program to bring fresh local food to child-care centers in Minnesota now has expanded to include more than five dozen sites. Farm to Childcare is an initiative between the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and New Horizon Academy. Cara Jo ...Read More

PHOTO: The U.S. House is expected to vote this week on it's Farm Bill. The legislation includes a proposal to cut billions from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Some 35,000 Minnesotans soon could lose some of the help they have in putting food on the table. The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on a Farm Bill that would cut $23 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program during the next 10 years. ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa - Groups such as the National Farmers Union, American Farm Bureau Federation and conservation groups usually don't see eye to eye on conservation issues, but they do agree on an amendment being offered to the farm bill in the U.S. House of Representatives this week. The Crop Insura ...Read More

PHOTO: AARP has named the National Institutes of Health the top employer for workers over age 50. Photo credit: NIH.gov.

BETHESDA, Md. - AARP is out with its aarp.org. top 50 list of the best employers for workers age 50 and older - and the winner is right here in Maryland. The National Institutes of Health, based in Bethesda, takes top prize for its efforts to retain, retrain and engage older workers. AARP Maryland ...Read More

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