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New Budget Proposal for Food Stamps

The new budget proposal has been released by the Federal Government and one of the main things on everyones mind is SNAP. SNAP is one of the largest programs funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

SNAP feeds 14% of the country. The Federal Government’s proposed budget plans to change the way food stamp recipients receive benefits by cutting the amount on the electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cards. The solution is having a state-by-state determined box of food delivered to the recipient’s door. Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

There are a lot of unanswered questions like, “Do you have any control over the food that comes in the box?” or “Is this going to effect any local business like food banks and local stores and farmers?” The plus side is that that this proposal will slash the current food stamp budget in half by $213,526,000 over the next ten years.

The USDA is also planning to keep all farming for the program here in good old USA. I know you have questions. Tell us what you think of this and any questions you might have and we will try to get some of them answered.

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