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Food Groups Gird for Cuts
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Thu Jan 24, 2013 03:17 PM CST

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Key anti-hunger groups have praised the Taxpayer Relief legislation that included an extension of the farm bill through Sept. 30, noting that it reauthorized the bill with no cuts to food stamps.

Nutrition advocates are also signaling that they will again push back when Congress begins work on a five-year farm bill to stop any cuts in food stamps, formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, and to promote healthier eating among low-income people.

"The president and his allies did a really good job of protecting low-income supports, not just food stamps but the ...

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