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2014-07-01 23:03:18

The Great Plains Food Bank recently received a grant to help build awareness of nutritional assistance programs with North Dakota’s military veterans. Fargo, North Dakota (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 The Great Plains Food Bank recently received a grant to help build awareness of nutritional assistance programs with North Dakota’s military veterans. North Dakota has over 56,000 veterans, some with a service-related disability, unemployed or working in a low-wage position. The state estimates...

2013-10-17 23:32:13

The new U.S. Food Stamp Bill will end food assistance for an estimated four million people – a destructive blow to millions of Americans living at or below the poverty line, according to the cofounders of No More Poverty. (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 There are currently more than 46 million people participating in the federal Food Stamp/Supplementary Nutritional Assistance Program. According to a recent news story in the New York Times...

2010-05-15 08:57:16

Companies that sell ground beef in federal nutrition programs, including school lunch programs, will need to meet stricter food safety guidelines starting this summer, the US Department of Agriculture said Friday. The USDA said that beef purchased by the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service will be subjected to more frequent testing, and it will ban certain trimmings of the product. "AMS will also consider any vendor classified by (USDA's Food Safety Inspection Service) as having a long-term...

2008-10-01 03:00:06

Secretary Ed Schafer today announced the advent of a new era in nutrition assistance at USDA. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the new name of the Food Stamp Program, as a result of the recently enacted Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-246), also known as the Farm Bill. SNAP more accurately reflects the program's true mission to provide food assistance and nutrition education to assist participants as they move to a healthier lifestyle and...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'