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Boozman: Farm Debate Will Go Past Month’s End

Posted: September 1, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Congress will likely extend the current farm program through 2013 while it works on a compromise bill, Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., said Friday.

At A Glance

Food Stamps

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, popularly known as Food Stamps, provides financial assistance for food to low- and no-income people in the U.S. It’s a federal program administered by the Department of Agriculture, though benefits are distributed by individual states. The stamps can be used to purchase any prepackaged edible foods, regardless of nutritional value. Hot foods (such as those found in a supermarket deli) are ineligible, as well as items in fast food restaurants and similar retail settings.

Source: Department of Agriculture

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