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Trust fund to benefit Indian farmers, ranchers upheld

A long-running class-action lawsuit alleging USDA discrimination against Native American farmers and ranchers has finally made its way through the appeals process, clearing the way for distribution of additional payments to the plaintiffs and the establishment of a $265 million trust fund to support organizations that help Indian farmers and ranchers.
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Trump holds off on farm bill veto threat

President Donald Trump told key lawmakers Thursday that the tighter work rules for food stamp recipients in the House GOP farm bill move "in the right direction," but he stopped short of threatening to veto legislation that doesn't include them.
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SNAP program integrity debated at House hearing

A congressional hearing on SNAP “program integrity” provided a snapshot of the debate over the most controversial aspect of the proposed House farm bill – that in order to receive benefits, all able-bodied adults between 18 and 59 years of age work or be in an approved training program for at least 20 hours per week.
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