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Congressman Ralph Abraham thinks able-bodied people should work to receive their food stamps. The new U.S. farm bill would rework the food stamp rules. It will require many recipients to work 20 hours a week or go to job classes  to help them become more employable. 

The issue of working for food has divided both the Republicans and Democrats.  Over 40 million people receive the food benefits.

Empty Bowls Fill Plates

Jan 19, 2018
Courtesy of Sarah Hoffman, Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana

Your empty bowl could fill another's plate Saturday, January 27 at Empty Bowls: A Serving of Food, Art, and Music! The fundraiser is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ouachita Candy Company Warehouse.

Empty Bowls is a fundraising event which benefits the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana. It presents local food, art, and live music. After a wildly successful first year in 2017, the Food Bank has decided to make this fundraiser an annual event in the community.

A Culinary Weekend for the Arts

Oct 12, 2017
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The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council's third annual North Delta Food and Wine Festival kicks off Friday, October 13th, and stretches throughout the weekend to Sunday, October 15th. This festival will pair choice drinks, rich food, and live music.

The Downtown Gallery Crawl will celebrate 10 years this Thursday night in Monroe and West Monroe.  The crawl features art, music, food and fun. 

The event will happen at nine downtown art galleries that will host special exhibitions from local artist.  The crawl runs from 5-9 p.m. and will happen rain or shine. Original art will be for sale and many artist will be on hand to answer questions about their work. 

KEDM Craft Beer Festival Tonight At Tonore's

Jul 6, 2017
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Local beer fans rejoice. Summer's first craft beer tasting will bring 25 craft beers from outside our area for you to taste and discover. Join us for Craft Festiv-ALE on Thursday, July 20th from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Tonore's Wine Cellar. This special event benefits KEDM Public Radio in partnership with Tonore's.  

Celebrating Art on the Bayou

May 3, 2017
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Sunday, May 7th, the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council is holding its twentieth annual Blend of the Bayou fundraiser. This event will be held at the home of Dr. Walter and Sue Sartor at 2110 Island Drive from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The floods that inundated Louisiana in August also damaged rice harvested as seed for this year's planting. 

Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain says he's temporarily relaxed certification requirements to ensure farmers can buy enough for a chance at a good crop. 

Department seed programs director Lester Cannon says farmers will have to buy more of some lots to make up for the problem, but sellers will drop the price to make up for it. 

Food and Wine Festival / NLAC

The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council presents this year's North Delta Food and Wine Festival. This event caters to foodies and wine lovers alike.