The Farm Bureau is asking farmers in the eastern part of Kentucky to get their act together and stop distributing emergency food stamps to their neighbors.
The Agriculture Department says it has received more than 4 million emergency food stamp applications in the state and that more than half of those have been denied.
In response, the Agriculture Department is offering the public a free package of food stamps for a year from October 16 through November 4.
The government says it is trying to balance the need to help with the need for cash.
The program also says it will give up to $500 in benefits to the last eligible family member in a household.
The Food Banks of America has provided food assistance to more than 7,000 households since the beginning of the crisis, but says that figure could be much higher because many recipients are in the same geographic areas.
In addition to offering food, the USDA is also offering a variety of assistance, including money to cover utility bills, rent and other expenses.
In fact, the department says that a majority of its applicants received cash assistance, which is what most people think of when they think of food aid.
But this is not the only program that the government is offering.
The agency is also providing money to the state for food and clothing for the poor and disabled.
Those programs are also being expanded.
For the first time, the government will also be providing free housing assistance to eligible low-income households.
And it will be giving money for free to anyone who applies for a public housing voucher.
All told, the federal government has provided nearly $2 billion in food aid to more 2.5 million households, including more than 2 million farmers.
The USDA estimates that if all the households received the same amount of food assistance in October, the cost would be about $6 billion.
The Farm Department says that it is encouraging farmers to take advantage of the federal food stamp program.
“It’s not that we don’t believe in providing food to our people.
We have, and we will continue to do,” says Tom Kowalczyk, director of agriculture and food policy for the USDA.
The farm program also provides cash assistance to those who live in rural areas who need it most, such as for utilities, heating, and other necessities.
The Department of Agriculture says it wants to help farmers as much as possible by providing them with the resources they need to survive and prosper.
“There is no better way to provide food assistance than through the federal program that has been operating for nearly three decades and is the most successful program in the country,” says USDA Deputy Director of Food and Nutrition Steve Moore.