THE GREEN VOUCHERS arrived in Leng Lap's mailbox just in the nick of time. In September, food-stamp benefits for Lap and other legal immigrants suddenly ceased, the program's fate sealed last year by federal welfare reforms. The vouchers, issued by the state, were redeemable for poultry, vegetables, and a variety of other items produced or processed within the state. Lap was grateful, but as the 71-year-old Cambodian checked the list of "Minnesota grown" products, she grew concerned. Gedney Pickles? Captain Ken's Baked Beans?... More >>>