Home Indiana Agriculture News Effectiveness of SNAP Questioned in New Report A National Academy of Sciences report questions if the food stamp program – the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – adequately provides for healthy diets for the millions who rely on it. According to the report – the program doesn’t account for the barriers to finding affordable, nutritious food by inner-city shoppers. The panel of independent scientists also said the benefits lag behind the increasing cost of food. In fact – the report says there is a 16-month lag between the assessment of food costs and the adjustment of benefit amounts to accommodate fluctuations. According to the report – the lag can significantly reduce the purchasing power of SNAP allotments because of the impact of inflation and other factors on food prices. The report also suggests the program penalizes beneficiaries with jobs – questioning the formulas used to determine how much each family receives. USDA assumes families spend 30-percent of their incomes on food – but the report says most can only afford to spend 13-percent given rising costs for housing and healthcare. As a result – when incomes rise – the report found the government reduces benefits too sharply.USDA sought the National Academy of Sciences report. According to a statement – the department will thoroughly review the analysis and recommendations in the report and use them to help set the agenda for future program research. SHARE By Gary Truitt – Jan 20, 2013 Facebook Twitter Previous articleDrawing A Line In The SandNext articleVilsack and Mayors Discuss Ag Needs Gary Truitt Source: NAFB News Service Effectiveness of SNAP Questioned in New Report SHARE Facebook Twitter
MOUNTAIN AND ELECTRIC BICYCLES FROM NOW ON OFFER IN PAPUK NATURE PARK THE GEO INFO CENTER IN VOĆIN IS OPENING WITHIN PP PAPUK Papuk is proud of its unusual natural beauty, which stands alongside the most beautiful areas in Croatia, as evidenced by the title of the first UNESCO geopark in Croatia. This is a year of great ascent for Papuk Nature Park and most importantly, the success of PP Papuk is reflected in all places that gravitate and touch the nature park. Slowly, but surely, the tourist economy is starting to move more and more, which is the most difficult step. Thus, on booking portals day by day you can see more and more offers of phenomenal villas and houses with swimming pools, which few would expect in this area. Along with Požega and Kutjevo, as well as many other cities bordering the Papuk Nature Park, we have an excellent rounded tourist content, which is located in Slavonia, among others. Already at the very beginning of 2019, she announced that this will be a year to remember in the Papuk Nature Park. Many years of systematic investment in the tourist infrastructure of the Papuk Nature Park is finally paying off through a significant increase in the number of visitors. Thus, the first 8 months of 2019 are more successful than the entire previous year. RELATED NEWS: THE GEO INFO CENTER IN VOĆIN IS OPENING WITHIN PP PAPUK As part of the project “Geopriče UNESCO geopark”, a Geo Info Center is being opened in Voćin, an investment worth about 40 million kuna, which covers over 800 square meters. The Geo Info Center, conceived as a starting point for introducing visitors to the characteristics of the Papuk Geopark and the nature protection system in general in the Republic of Croatia, essentially modernizes the geological, biological and cultural heritage of Papuk. More attached. But the excellent news was provided by Camp Dubište, which records an increase in the number of arrivals from even 86% compared to the same period in 2018, and the number of overnight stays increased by 80% compared to the previous year. Otherwise Camp resting place Duboka it opened last year, and this data proves to be a great move and content that Papuk chronically lacked. “Although the data on the increase in the number of visitors is really fascinating, we must emphasize that no success, not even this one of the Papuk Nature Park, happens overnight. This is the result of many years of systematic investment in the tourist infrastructure of the Nature Park, cooperation with the local community and finally the belief that even the smallest personal contribution can do a lot to make Papuk an unavoidable tourist destination on the map of this part of Europe. I would like to point out and thank the tourist boards of both counties from the area of the Nature Park who do not miss the opportunity to tirelessly promote our Park wherever the opportunity arises.Said Alen Jurenac, director of the Public Institution Papuk Nature Park. PP PAPUK INTRODUCES HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHT IN ITS TOURIST OFFER Jankovac Forest Park never ceases to intrigue visitors, so it was visited by them until August this year 28 367, what is 44% more compared to the same period in 2018 when there were 19 649. Namely, it is about the number of individual tickets, and if the statistics include educational programs that the Papuk Nature Park has been implementing for many years, last year in August there were a total of about 25.000 visitors, while this year it is about 31.500 visitors.
RelatedPosts Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Spurs sign right-back Doherty from Wolves Wolves need more players next season, says manager Nuno Scottish Premiership side Rangers have started the discussion on signing Sheyi Ojo permanently from Liverpool.According to Football Insider, the club have talked internally about securing the forward on a permanent basis.Ojo has been turning heads since teaming up with the Ibrox Stadium outfit on loan from Premier League club Liverpool in the summer.The Anglo-Nigeria, who spent last season with Ligue 1 side Reims, where he failed to impress, has turned around his misfortune, scoring five goals and providing four assists in 17 appearances since his arrival at Ibrox.Rangers will be expected to part with a huge sum of money to land the 22-year-old, who has a long-term deal with the Reds.Ojo has been with Liverpool since November 2015 but has failed to break into the first-team, featuring only in 10 games since his signing.In an effort to gather experience and enjoy more playing time, the forward spent time on loan with Wigan Athletic, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Fulham before joining Reims at the start of last season.Ojo will hope to make an impactful showing when Rangers take on Hearts in their next league game on Sunday.Tags: Rangers MoveWolverhampton Wanderers
The USC women’s soccer team hopes to keep the wins coming this weekend, as Pac-12 conference play heats up with games against Colorado and Utah.Syd the kid · Freshman midfielder Sydney Sladek was named USC’s Student-Athlete of the Week for scoring her first career goal last Friday. – Samuel Chang | Daily Trojan The No. 23 Women of Troy (7-1-2, 1-0 Pac-12) successfully began their trek through the tough slate of Pac-12 games by traveling to the Arizona desert and defeating the Lady Wildcats by a score of 3-0 on Sept. 26 thanks to yet another great second half performance.“The first half was okay, but the second half I thought we adjusted very well to their tactics,” head coach Keidane McAlpine said. “It was a great result for us.”Senior midfielder Alex Quincey claimed the score that opened up the game for the Women of Troy, as she added to her team-leading tally of seven goals, putting her at second place among all Pac-12 players. Freshman midfielder — and USC Student-Athlete of the Week — Sydney Sladek also had a stellar performance, scoring her first career goal and assisting the second goal of the match scored by junior forward Katie Johnson.Now the road gets slightly tougher for the Women of Troy as they’ll be faced with not one, but two conference games this weekend. Though the games will be at home in the friendly confines of McAlister Field, the team will look to fend off a Colorado squad hungrily looking for its first conference win and a Utah squad that has remained undefeated through its first 10 matches.The Lady Buffaloes (7-3-0, 0-1) — who made the Sweet 16 in last year’s NCAA tournament — lost their first Pac-12 duel in a 4-2 shootout with California this past week and will now attempt to upset USC on its home pitch at 3 p.m. this Friday.“[Colorado] will be hungry to come in here and re-establish themselves,” McAlpine said. “It’s gonna be a tough game for us.”Key players for Colorado include forward Brie Hooks, who leads the team with four goals to go with her three assists. Two other Lady Buffaloes — midfielders Darcy Jerman and Carly Bolyard -— have added three goals.Defensively, the team is anchored by goalkeeper Kate Scheele, who can claim five clean sheets and 28 saves in 2014.The Women of Troy recognize that all conference teams are dangerous, but by adhering to their “one game at a time” mindset and refusing to focus on anything but the next opponent, they know they can avoid unnecessary losses. McAlpine continues to be adamant about this and is focused on getting the team to treat this game — regardless of its adversary — like any other Pac-12 match.Sunday’s game places the squad on the opposite side of a place they were for most of this season. Having been undefeated until the last game of non-conference play against Pepperdine, the Women of Troy faced many teams that tried to end their winning streak. Now, they will be the ones attempting to play spoiler as they face the unranked, but dangerous, Utah Lady Utes (7-0-3, 0-0-1) at 3 p.m. on Sunday.Utah is led by midfielder Katie Taylor, who has added three goals to her team-best five assists. Freshman forward Mariah Elmer, who has yet to start a game, also has three goals.Goalkeeper Lindsey Luke has been a wall so far this season, collecting 40 saves and six shutouts.“Utah is playing extremely well,” McAlpine said. “They’re a very, very dangerous team.”The Lady Utes have certainly impressed so far, surviving a tough draw against No. 4 Stanford in their last game and simultaneously keeping their spotless record of only draws and wins alive. They will face No. 1 UCLA on Friday for what is sure to be another tough match before taking on the Women of Troy in their second game of the weekend.“[Colorado and Utah] are a little different in their approach, but still two very quality teams,” McAlpine said. “The weekend’s gonna be one that will challenge us in a couple ways.”Pac-12 play is beginning to get interesting, and with hopes of an NCAA tournament berth and even tougher games on the horizon, the Women of Troy will look to make the most of home-field advantage and come out of this weekend unscathed and undefeated in conference play.This weekend’s games mark the first quarter of five-match homestand for USC. The Women of Troy begin play again on Oct. 10 against California.