USDA program keeps extra COVID-era money for fruits, veggies


              FILE - A worker stocks produce before the opening of a market in San Francisco on Friday, March 27, 2020. On Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, U.S. agriculture officials proposed changes to the federal program that helps pay the grocery bills for pregnant women, babies and young children that includes keeping a bump in payments for fresh fruits and vegetables allowed during the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
            
              FILE - Vegetables are displayed for sale at a grocery store in River Ridge, La., Wednesday, July 11, 2018. On Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, U.S. agriculture officials proposed changes to the federal program that helps pay the grocery bills for pregnant women, babies and young children that includes keeping a bump in payments for fresh fruits and vegetables allowed during the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
USDA program keeps extra COVID-era money for fruits, veggies