Virginia Pushing To Allow Food Stamps At Farmers Markets | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Virginia Pushing To Allow Food Stamps At Farmers Markets

Play associated audio

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services say the state will receive $92,000 in federal funds to place electronic benefit transfer machines in farmers markets. Adding an EBT machine on site will allow eligible customers to use their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) vouchers for fresh produce, eggs and other health items.

The EBT machines also will allow any customer to pay with a debit or credit card.

The funding is part of $4 million that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is making available nationwide.

NPR

The Exquisite Dissonance Of Kehinde Wiley

The Brooklyn Museum's mid-career Wiley retrospective wraps up this week; his large, elaborate works depict black men and women in traditional forms like oil, bronze sculture and even stained glass.
NPR

In New Jersey, A Beef Over Pork Roll Sparks Rival Festivals

What is pork roll? As one fan puts it, "It's like Spam meets bacon." And this Saturday, Trenton, N.J., will host not one, but two competing festivals devoted to this Garden State meat delicacy.
NPR

Fast-Track Trade Authority, A Step Toward Asia Deal, Passes Full Senate

The bill still must clear the House. The measure would clear the way for President Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership, which is unpopular with labor groups and some Democrats.
NPR

The Future Of Cardiology Will Be Shown In 3-D

The Living Heart Project aims to create a detailed simulation of the human heart that doctors and engineers can use to test experimental treatments and interventions.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.