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Marylou Ligier takes a to-go order to a patron at her family's restaurant and pastry shop Clafoutis on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. An outdoor tent, seen in the reflection of a pastry case, was installed three weeks ago in the parking lot after indoor seating was banned due to COVID-19. Ligier says the tent rental costs thousands of dollars each month, nearly amounting to a second mortgage. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

New Mexico to grocery stores: Stop taxing food on deliveries

Sep. 2, 2020 11:37 PM EDT

SANTA, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico state taxation authorities on Wednesday urged grocery stores to stop unnecessarily collecting sales taxes on food that is delivered during the coronavirus pandemic. New Mexico remains under a stay-at-home order that discourages unnecessary outings and public gatherings. At the...

Program that boosts families' food buys runs out of funding

Aug. 21, 2020 5:39 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia program that expands the purchases of lower-income families at farmers markets and food retailers has run out of funding, a sponsoring group said. The SNAP Stretch program has benefited more than 2,000 families at 42 sites across the state this year, the West...

FILE - In this March 20, 2020 file photo, an order pickup station is seen at New Pioneer Co-Op in Coralville, Iowa. For many Americans, shopping for groceries online instead of at the store is becoming the new normal in the pandemic. But this method of stocking up could have an impact on your budget.   (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette via AP, File)

Millennial Money: For grocery delivery, add fees to the list

Aug. 18, 2020 7:58 AM EDT

I haven’t set foot in a grocery store in nearly four months. With a 10-month-old baby to think about, my husband and I have kept trips to the store to a minimum out of an abundance of caution during the pandemic. We’re fortunate to have just about every grocery delivery service at our disposal...

Some Indiana farmers find surprising bounty in COVID-19 year

Aug. 8, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (AP) — Scottsburg-based farmer Doug Krieger said that in more than two decades of selling at southern Indiana farmers markets, he’s never had a year like this one. “It will go down record-breaking,” he said. “We’re way over triple, probably four times...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Aug. 5, 2020 12:45 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ Aug. 4 The Daily Independent on plans for an aluminum rolling mill in northeastern Kentucky: We understand the skepticism. So does he. We understand the doubt. So does he. We understand the mistrust. So does he. But what’s the harm in giving Braidy Industries...

Officials seek plan for south Georgia farmers markets

Aug. 2, 2020 10:06 AM EDT

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Officials in two south Georgia towns are trying to figure out how to save their state-owned farmers markets after lawmakers gave them a one-year reprieve in the state budget. Markets in Thomasville and Cordele had been among those threatened by budget cuts, but will continue to be...

New Hampshire putting farmers markets in spotlight

Aug. 1, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The governor of New Hampshire wants residents to eat locally. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu plans to kick off a weeklong celebration Sunday of farmers markets around the state. Sununu will join the Shawn Jasper, the state's commissioner of agriculture, at markets in Rochester Aug. 4 as...

One-month old Haboue Solange Boue, awaiting medical care for severe malnutrition, is held by her mother, Danssanin Lanizou, 30, at the feeding center of the main hospital in the town of Hounde, Tuy Province, in southwestern Burkina Faso on Thursday, June 11, 2020. With the markets closed because of coronavirus restrictions, her family sold fewer vegetables. Lanizou is too malnourished to nurse her. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)

Virus-linked hunger tied to 10,000 child deaths each month

Jul. 27, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

HOUNDE, Burkina Faso (AP) — The lean season is coming for Burkina Faso’s children. And this time, the long wait for the harvest is bringing a hunger more ferocious than most have ever known. That hunger is already stalking Haboue Solange Boue, an infant who has lost half her former body weight of...