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Washington Insider -- Friday
Fri Apr 25, 2014 06:44 AM CDT

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

USDA to Increase Monitoring of SNAP for Debit Card Fraud

Responding to some of the criticism it received during the farm bill debate, USDA yesterday announced that it will take additional steps to assure that benefits provided under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps) are not converted to cash, in contravention of federal law.

Under SNAP, USDA's Food and Nutrition Service issues debit cards to eligible recipients that are then used to purchase food. The department says that ...

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