Hoosers on WIC allowed more fruits and vegetables in proposed rule changes | Local News

More than 150,000 low-income Hoosier women — along with their infants and young children — enrolled in a nationally-funded nutritional program could see a pandemic-era allotment increase for fruits and vegetables made permanent under program rule changes proposed this month. Before Congress authorized the temporary bump in March 2021’s American Rescue Plan Act, the Special … Read more

Enroll in Dairy Margin Coverage | AG

OPINION With increasing costs eroding dairy margins despite greater milk prices, the National Milk Producers Federation is urging farmers to enroll for maximum coverage in the US Department of Agriculture’s Dairy Margin Coverage program. Despite record prices in 2022, accompanying record costs resulted in Dairy Margin Coverage payments for August for farmers enrolled at the … Read more

NJ Department of Agriculture announces record number of schools in fresh fruit, vegetable program

A record setting 210 New Jersey schools, including 14 schools from Atlantic City and Pleasantville, are participating in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Program. The program is aimed at improving nutritional opportunities for school children, announced the New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher Friday. The goal of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Program will … Read more

Extension’s Gene Schurman named to ag agent hall of fame | National News

Reaching the national pinnacle of one’s profession is a tough act to follow, but it’s been done at the Schurman residence in the Clymer area. A year after retired Indiana County 4-H educator Carol Schurman was named to the National 4-H Hall of Fame, her husband, retired Indiana County Extension educator Gene Schurman, has been … Read more

Carpenter Center searches for meal program volunteers

For the last three years, a crew at the Terry and Hazeldeane Carpenter Intergenerational Center in Terrytown has hosted a Community Meal Program, preparing and delivering lunches for people in need. Now, the center is on the lookout for volunteers to help keep the program going. Matt Carpenter, the center’s executive director, said his staff … Read more