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Do SNAP (Food Stamp) rules need to be overhauled?

One of the many topics the returning Congress will have to sort out in comings days is the long overdue 2013 Farm Bill, which determines spending for programs including the food stamps known as SNAP. While some proposals have called for gutting the program to the tune of $20 billion over ten years, others have called for full funding. Still other policymakers believe that the program’s rules need reform to discourage fraud and unhealthy eating. These reforms were the topic of a USDA listening session Wednesday at Walter Payton College Prep participants were asked to address questions about the program. We learn more about some of the issues addressed, and how retailers feel about any potential changes. Photo: Flickr/danicuki

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