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86 schools to serve free breakfast and lunch

86 schools to serve free breakfast and lunch

HELENA — About 86 schools in Montana will serve free meals to all their students starting this year under a newly-expanded program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

August 24, 2014 12:14 pmLoading…

HEALTH MATTERS: Gardeners’ Market moves to expand

If you like buying fresh fruits and vegetables directly from the farmer, you can shop for them this summer in a Billings park. The Healthy By Design Gardeners’ Market has moved from the campus of RiverStone Health to South Park.

June 17, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…

Healthy By Design Gardeners' Market seeks vendors

Healthy By Design Gardeners’ Market is seeking vendors for its Thursday night markets, which start June 12.

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Ups and Downs:

Hunger prevention. Gov. Steve Bullock saved 2,172 Montana households from cuts in their federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. To address changes in the new farm bill, Bullock ordered the state to increase heating assistance for low-income households. That change will c…

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Montana joins others in avoiding food-stamp cuts

HELENA - Gov. Steve Bullock will follow the lead of Connecticut and New York to keep $2 million in food-stamp benefits for Montana residents.

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Gazette opinion: Help seniors connect to better nutrition

More than half of Yellowstone County Meals on Wheels participants report having just one hot meal per day, the meal volunteers deliver.

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Guest opinion: Targets of SNAP cuts need our help

It is a relief that the extremely long and painful negotiations over our nation’s agricultural and nutrition safety net programs are finally behind us. But our relief is tempered by anger and frustration that the bill included cuts to SNAP again. It is inexcusable that our nation’s most vuln…

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Family Service starts food delivery to senior shut-ins

Family Service starts food delivery to senior shut-ins

The snow-clogged streets on Billings' South Side kept seniors Marilyn and Karl Johnson housebound for several weeks, and with no supermarket within walking distance, their pantry was pretty bare by Tuesday.

February 12, 2014 4:15 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: More certainty for ag producers, less for low-income folks

At long last, Montanans have a law that provides certainty on farm policy for the next five years.

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Montanans optimistic as House considers farm bill on Wednesday

Montanans optimistic as House considers farm bill on Wednesday

The U.S. House of Representatives will attempt to pass a farm bill Wednesday for the third time in seven months.

January 28, 2014 6:33 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Past time to break farm bill gridlock

Yet another ominous deadline looms for action on the long-delayed U.S. farm and nutrition bill.

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Tester tours food bank to see effects of nutrition assistance cuts

Tester tours food bank to see effects of nutrition assistance cuts

With Congress considering cuts to programs like nutrition assistance, the effects of those cuts could be felt by local service agencies left to pick up the slack.

January 18, 2014 3:51 pm Video Photos

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Guest opinion: War on Poverty not a lost cause

Jan. 8 marked the 50th anniversary of legislation launching America’s War on Poverty. The story of that war is often told with a sort of reverse Hollywood ending: oversimplified and wrapped up neatly as a failure. No one can claim that the war on poverty has been won, but the failure narrati…

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Gazette opinion: Community action agenda for 2014

Gazette opinion: Community action agenda for 2014

On New Year’s Day, The Billings Gazette editorial board looks ahead. We have discussed the challenges and opportunities 2014 may bring to our community and state. Here, for the consideration of our valued readers are our thoughts on areas that deserve attention and action over the next 12 mo…

January 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Conference committee sees progress, but no farm bill vote until 2014

Conference committee sees progress, but no farm bill vote until 2014

Better make that the 2014 farm bill.

December 16, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Don’t forget to shop for charitable gifts

Gazette opinion: Don’t forget to shop for charitable gifts

Rents have risen, food stamps have been cut and more needy families have moved into Billings. That adds up to a busy holiday season for local charities.

November 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: U.S. needs 5-year Farm Bill before Christmas

American agriculture harvested a bumper decade. Farm income value increased from $275 billion in 2003 to $425 billion for the past three years.

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Cuts in benefits squeeze food banks

Cuts in benefits squeeze food banks

CASPER, Wyo. — More than 100 new clients lined up at the Joshua’s Warehouse food bank in Casper on Oct. 31.

November 10, 2013 12:00 pmLoading…
Food pantries brace for demand because of food stamp cuts

Food pantries brace for demand because of food stamp cuts

With food stamp cuts starting Friday, local food pantries expected demand for their services to increase as poor families begin running out of the money for food earlier than usual.

November 02, 2013 12:30 am Photos

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Baucus has high hopes for farm bill

Baucus has high hopes for farm bill

BOZEMAN — Americans’ disgust with a government that accomplishes little is improving the odds of a farm bill passing this year, U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., said Friday.

October 25, 2013 11:58 pmLoading…

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