Americans are losing their taste for chicken and eating more beef and pork as President Donald Trump’s trade wars reduce U.S. pork exports to China and Mexico and leave cheaper bacon and ribs at home.
After a U.N. agency issued a report in May on the state of poverty in the United States, concluding that 40 million Americans are poor and more than 5 million live in “Third World conditions,” the Trump administration ridiculed the findings.
Immigrants are turning down government help to buy infant formula and healthy food for their young children because they’re afraid the Trump administration could bar them from getting a green card if they take federal aid.
President Donald Trump has proposed eliminating an international food aid program, halting funding for clean water initiative in rural areas and reducing county-level staff for a 21 percent drop in discretionary spending at the Agriculture Department, according to a White House budget document.
The Trump administration has been the target of full-throated resistance from women on the left, who say it could be one of the most damaging to women in recent memory.
More than 5,200 staffers would be cut from the agency that oversees food stamps, farm loans, animal and plant disease prevention, and other programs under the 2018 budget proposal President Donald Trump sent to Congress on Tuesday.