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Latest WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Act Stories

2013-06-21 16:24:13

LEMOYNE, Pa., June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Low-income Pennsylvanians can now apply for vouchers to purchase local produce at farmers markets and farm stands across the state through the Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP). Eligible older adults and WIC participants can use four $5 vouchers to buy fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables at qualified farm market stands through the $7 million state and federal program. The funds cannot be used on processed foods like...

2012-06-15 06:24:25

Farmers Market Nutrition Program Provides $20 in Vouchers for Fresh Produce LANCASTER, Pa., June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Low-income older adults and Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program participants can now use vouchers to purchase fresh, local produce at farmers markets and farm stands across Pennsylvania. Agriculture Secretary George Greig, Aging Secretary Brian Duke and Health Secretary Dr. Eli Avila today joined U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary of...

2011-06-03 09:39:00

Effort Promotes Access to Fresh, Pennsylvania-Grown Fruits, Vegetables HARRISBURG, Pa., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eligible older adults and families with children can receive vouchers to help them buy fresh, local produce at farm markets and farm stands statewide, the Corbett administration said today. Agriculture Secretary George Greig and Aging Secretary Brian Duke today kicked off the annual Farmers Market Nutrition Program during an event at the Farm Show Farmers Market...

2009-06-09 10:37:00

Farmers Market Nutrition Program Provides $20 Vouchers for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables HARRISBURG, Pa., June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State and federal agriculture officials helped kick-off this year's Farmers Market Nutrition Program at the Farm Show Farmers Market in Harrisburg today. The program provides vouchers for eligible older adults and families to purchase fresh local foods at farm markets and farm stands across Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Dennis...

2006-08-08 07:43:29

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fruits, vegetables and whole grains will be added to the grocery list of items covered by the U.S. government's Women, Infants and Children program, which provides vouchers and food checks to more than 8 million Americans, the Agriculture Department said on Monday. The proposed changes, the WIC program's first major overhaul since it was implemented in 1974, will now include these items while paying less for milk, eggs and juice. USDA said the changes were...