About 148,000 low-income Michigan families will see 15 percent cuts in their food stamp assistance in November under the federal farm bill Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed into law in February.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said a proposal to let New Jersey participate in the program didn’t require recipients to show they needed heating assistance, a violation of new federal guidelines.

Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker said he would push legislation that would require working-age adults receiving food stamps or unemployment benefits to submit to drug testing. Mr. Walker, who is in a tough re-election battle against Democrat Mary Burke, made the declaration in a 62-page plan for a second term …

For some U.S. families, the winter can bring hard economic choices. Heat is a major seasonal expense for those living in cold climates, and many struggling to get by on government assistance or poverty-level wages often have to make a choice between paying the heating bill and buying food. State Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Programs, or LIHEAP, attempt to solve this dilemma by paying for …

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By Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley QUESTION: A friend of mine told me if you don't use your food stamps on a regular basis that you could lose the balance on your card.

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A Middletown man trying to sell his girlfriend’s food stamp card on Facebook now faces a felony charge. Police said Derron Chamberlain posted on the social media site that he was selling his girlfriend’s food stamp card for $100. He also included his phone number for potential buyers to contact him, police said. “He did put his real information while he was doing this illegal act for everybody …

A Middletown man was arrested for advertising on the city's Garage Sale Facebook page that he had a food stamp card for sale. Derron Chamberlain was surprised when he was arrested on a felony charge of trafficking in food stamps. His ad reportedly offered to sell $200 worth of food stamps for $100. The ad included a phone number to text if interested in buying the card, which is used like a …

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MOUNT DORA — Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida stopped by recently with a little gift for hungry Lake residents. A tractor-trailer full of food — more than 20 pallets — carried 24,652 pounds of dried foods, produce and frozen items that were dropped off.

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Stimulus funds pay for 13.6% raise in food stamps (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)